A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, August 24, 2018


Tres Piedras
New Mexico

I needed to get a few items, one of which is a new cover for the bike on the back.
What do you think?  It lasted two years under the harsh sun and weather.

I don't like buying things online and trying to arrange shipping to somewhere not knowing where I will be.  I thought I would try delivery to an Amazon locker for a first time.  The nearest one is in Albuquerque.  I really did not want to go through that city plus I wasn't sure if I'd be able to figure out the locker system even though YouTube videos made it look simple.  I chickened out and had the order sent to the Post Office in Tres Piedras.  Why didn't I just go that route in the first place?  Well to be honest I didn't know Tres Piedras had a Post Office.  I discovered it on a walk into town one day. The town, if you can call it that, is so small and what is there is mostly abandoned (or looks to be) buildings.  My order of four items came in three different shipments.  Another reason why I was't too keen on the locker option.  Here is the new cover.  It is UV resistant which you can see really did a number on the old one.  It is heavier duty, fits even better, has that reflective top for the sun.  I can tell it is better made.  It cost twice as much as the previous cover but you get what you pay for, right?  


Shammickite said...

It will be interesting to see if it lasts longer than the previous cover.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

It's interesting to me to see (mostly when using Google Maps to explore places) that so many small towns (like you said, you can't even call them towns they are so small and mostly abandoned) still have functioning post offices.

Becky said...

Amazon Lockers work great, especially when your mailbox gets broken into now and then. I wish other companies could use them, too, as I had a package from a different company stolen that had no access to Amazon Lockers.

Becky said...

BTW...Burning Man started today.