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April 12th 2013
Published: October 1st 2017
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Geo: 35.6915, -105.937

We worked in the morning, then drove to SFO around 10:45am, hitting very little traffic. No problems, either, with parking, shuttle, checkin, or security (and being Pre is so nice). We made a brief stop at the club for wifi check, then took the shuttle to the gate in Terminal 1 for our flight. Flight was fine ... not too bumpy. We had a small snack at the airport, because it was 4:30pm, then got the rental car. The car was wet from a recent rain, but the roads were dry. Since it was rush hour, we did encounter some traffic, but it really wasn't that bad. Then the brakes went out on the car. Then came back on right away, when I pumped the brakes a couple of times, but it was scary. So we called Avis and asked to have the car replaced. We are now sitting in a Starbucks (where we arrived safely), waiting for another car.

Two hours later, the tow truck arrived. We don't blame the dispatcher or the towing company or the driver ... but why didn't Avis send out a car and let someone else wait for the tow truck driver? On the other hand, I got a lot of work done in those two hours, so at least it was productive. Thank goodness for the mobile office.

We left Bernalillo at sunset, with a massive storm on the horizon: clouds black on top with bright pink undersides, like a cherry angel food cake covered in licorice frosting. Most of drive was in the dark. We did not have time to check into the condo first, so we went straight to the restaurant. Tonight's choice was Bistro Galisteo. Food was excellent, service was even better. I love a restaurant where the own makes everyone feel special in their own way. Would defninitely return.

Then, we checkin to our room and went to bed.


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