It didn’t take us long to get to Pecos. We left the hotel at around 10 or 11am and arrived at Eric’s great aunt and uncle’s at about 1:30 or 2pm. We only got lost for a few minutes because the road sign was missing at the end of the road we needed to take towards their house. We went by the road several times before deciding that it must be the road we wanted and turned. Moments later we were greeted by Chan and Gill. They showed us where we were to be staying. It was a cute little bunkhouse fully equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, it was very cozy. They showed us around their house briefly then we piled into their Prius to go to lunch at Frankie’s at the Cassanova for some authentic New Mexican food.
We ordered off of the small menu and enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. Eric and Chan swapped family news while we were waiting for our food. We looked around the place a bit and saw an interesting mural on the wall above the bar that seemed to depict a bar fight. Chan and Gill explained to us that most New Mexican dishes were served green or red in reference to the chilies. Red is HOT while green is a bit milder.
After lunch, we relaxed in the bunkhouse for a while and did some much-needed laundry. A few hours passed and we decided to join Chan and Gill in the house. We did some crosswords and watched Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and then sat down to a dinner of spaghetti and meat sauce. They showed us a slideshow of pictures they had taken during their trip to England (Gill’s homeland). They told us all about the pictures as they showed up on the digital picture frame.