New Mexico! Arizona! California!
Albuquerque! Santa Fe! Los Alamos! Abiquiu! Sedona! San Francisco!
Not to mention all the towns we passed through. Kingman AZ! Merced CA! Fresno! Bakersfield!
Yes, a "vacation." The V-word struck, and off we went. Many aspects were spectacular. Much of the driving was too much of the driving. There was art and science and commerce involved, and I'm sure if you've been following the RIKLblog for any length of time, you're eager to be regaled with tales of Western Adventure. And regaled you shall be, beginning today.
A Santa Fe Surprise
Santa Fe, New Mexico. A new city for me, and a new state as well. Santa Fe has a tourist area with the usual T-shirt shops, jewelry, indian artifacts, and western goodies. Imagine my surprise when I spied, nestled among the tourist emporia, a genuine French bakery.
If you find yourself in Santa Fe, New Mexico, you will find food. Perhaps in a future blog I shall feature a photograph of the perfect poached eggs and exquisite tea offered at what appeared to be a small, ordinary cafe that promised little more than temporary sustenance. And, perhaps a few words about the remarkably good restaurants as well.
But, as you can see, first things first. Later: red rocks, atomic bombs, rain on the roof, and more.