5/18/2016: after yesterday, everyone feared the rain. Duffel bags were light- everyone was wearing layers for warmth and rain gear i.e. booties, head protection(often the bathroom shower cap), jackets, and gloves. The hotel was great – a comfort inn and the Navajo women helping with breakfast was excited about yesterday’s rain. She a veggie gardener- like myself. She was describing her corn – 5 colors for use during tribal ceremonies. Took a photo of her and Jan- one of our great support team. The Day itself went from cloudy/ clear to cool – Especially When we cross the Continental Divide.- coldest spot today in the 40’s. Great SAG there- more pie!! The Indian souvenir shop was full of great stuff but even better – the two ladies behind the counter. Native Navajo- very soft spoken, laughed a lot and were quick to jump in w me for a picture. They were tiny indeed. The ride into Grant was tough, no rain, see you prepare and nothing happens, but there was a continuous 15-20 mph wind in your face. One rider on the trip, Chuck, has done the ride 3 times. He said the ride today was the toughest he ever experienced into Grant. Beautiful Mesas were out into the distance as we rode and an amazing number of trains. 4-5 engines pulling stacked shipping cars-almost all heading West, wonder why folks!! A quick stop at the DQ – again! Then, Diner at Denny’s – we going top shelf today!