A great massage by two cutie patooties, a couple brews down the hatch, yep, it was a great way to end the night. The next morning I think Ken and I slept in a bit while Merickk was rarin to go. We all made our preparations and headed downstairs for the complimentary breakfast. You know, these transitory weeks of September and October we bear witness to the migratory patterns of the wildlife in the sky. Im fascinated by the birds leaving our state for warmer climes further south. Lately Ive been taking out the binoculars to take in the view across the street from my home which happens to be the western front of the Bosque. I have been watching the birds coming and going. Like the migratory birds taking flight, Ive been noticing a flight of the human sort. The snowbirds are now in full flight. They are flying down our interstates by the Buick-full, eager to unload their retirement disposable income on select Indian casinos of New Mexico and Arizona. Aluminum bar racks in the back seats are filled with hangers of neatly pressed clothes and passenger seat navigators are steering the V-formation whilst managing to remain perfectly coiffed on the road. Just how do those ladies keep up their set I wonder? Do they sleep sitting up? Does it take a can of Aqua-Net to keep up the do until next weeks visit to the beauty parlor? I dont suppose Ill be privy to The Secret for another 20 to 30 years. But will I ever know The Secret when Im still sportin helmet-head in 2030? So on this dazzling Sunday morning, the breakfast room at the Best Western was populated in spades by snowbirds. We were out of character for the breakfast crowd, but that was okay by us. We took our breakfast out to the pool since the snowbirds were all perched inside the breakfast room. I really needed to get back to Albuquerque. My plan was to ride back to ABQ as soon as breakfast ended and goodbyes were said. I knew I needed to work a few hours in my classroom before the weekend came to a close. I loosened the chains to my workplace on Friday but didnt truly break free. If youre picking up on the theme here you would know that Merickk and Ken wisely employed wire cutters to my well-laid plans. They know what Terri is still trying to comprehend, All work and no riding make Cookie a dull girl. At breakfast, Ken unfolded that beloved map of his. Uh-oh.