Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Zero Number Thirteen—Steamboat Springs
I missed my library appointment this morning. Luckily the reservation system lets someone else on the machine if I'm more than 5 minutes late. Instead, I headed to the Geek's Garage with my laptop and paid to hookup to the Internet, my first fast connection this trip. I was happy to see the gay flag on the wall. On my way back, I stopped at a sewing/repair shop. They could fix the torn collar on my pack in a week, but since I was in town for a day, they could do it today. I dashed back to the hotel, got tied up in endless details, and got my pack back to them. I then set out to the far side of town to buy new shoes, grabbing a real sushi lunch on the way.
The phone I bought did not work with the hotel's weird phone system, my pack was fixed well, and I set up a nice evening for myself. I had a very nice dinner at Antares where I had the mixed grill after a nice salad, and a martini glass of plain mixed berries. The mixed grill had a sausage, venison, and lamb.
I walked around the corner and sat down to watch Hero in a theatre. The movie was beautiful.
The dinner and movie fed my spirit in a big way. Back in the hotel, I'm ready for bed.