Day 55: Rest Day in Pueblo

Yesterday after breakfast, Joe and I rode south into town. We parked our bikes in front of the bike shop and decided to walk around a bit. First, we each had a frosty at Wendy’s. Then we walked down to Rita’s Mexican Food restaurant. I had a combination plate consisted of a taco, a burrito, and an enchilada. The food was average, I’ve had better.

Architecture in Pueblo

Graffiti at a tattoo parlor

After lunch, we walked back to the bike shop where Joe bought a pair of cycling gloves. We then rode to the Riverwalk, which is a path that goes around the river. While relaxing at the Riverwalk, I asked Joe what advice he would give to a young person. He said to take care of yourself.

Riverwalk in Pueblo

We went to the library afterward. There I printed out more business cards. Joe bought a toothpaste at a nearby pharmacy. On the way back to Maureen’s, we stopped by the Bite Me Cake Company to get some ice cream and soda. The ice cream was really good and cooled us off in the near 100 degree heat.

Once we got back to Maureen’s place we hung out awhile. Around 5:30 PM, Maureen and Angie took us to the Brues Alehouse on the Riverwalk for dinner. I had a slopper, which is a burger that has chili on it so you have to eat it with a fork and a knife. It was pretty good. The four of us talked a bit. Joe and I treated Maureen and Angie for the dinner since they let us stay for two nights.

The slopper

Angie and Maureen

I like Pueblo overall. Not too big and not too small. Its elevation is above 4600 feet. There are no tall buildings. And the roads are bicycle friendly.

My friend, Sandra, couldn’t meet me because she has caught a stomach bug and is not feeling well. Joe will head south to Texas then go east, so I’ll be riding alone out west unless I meet another cyclist.

This morning I got up at 5 AM. I plan to stop by the Squawk Coffee shop to get some breakfast before heading west. Maureen knows the owner of Squawk Coffee and recommends me that I go there.