Following AMW’s advice, I’m drinking in the Southwest. A few beers are always appropriate, after all.
We’re currently in San Jose, where the Plaza Cafe, recommended, iirc, by D.C. Sessions is temporarily closed due to a fire. Plans to go to Los Alamos tomorrow are canceled because it also is temporarily closed by a fire, with the whole town evacuated at present, according to the news.
Best moment of the trip so far: As we walked through the plaza in Santa Fe, a young man wearing a Green Peace shirt and carrying a clipboard approached us with the least effective spiel ever: “Hello, family, do you believe in…stuff?”
No. I don’t. Not “stuff.” No while I’m on vacation, anyway.
My previous trip to Santa Fe, ca. 1984, was in early October. I recommend coming here in fall, not summer. Better weather, smaller crowds. Of course I’ve long known that fall is the best time to travel, so why did I become a college prof?