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Road Notes: Day 191


My girl Christina has come to visit. It is the first time we are entertaining a guest, and we are sleeping three people to a 22 foot camper. You know what? It actually isn’t that bad. The design of our camper is actually quite smart and we have two extra beds. It works. Christina lives in LA and was able to snag a cheap ticket here. She stayed last night with her uncle in Santa Fe, and drove in this morning. She is a true gem and I am pumped to spend time with her. It’s been over a year.

First we explored the Earthship Greater World Community so she could see all the cool stuff Branden has been learning and working on. Her uncle actually lives in a pseudo-Earthship. I feel like everybody in New Mexico lives in Earthships. Every local we strike up a conversation with has one. After that we explored the Rio Grande gorge a bit. It is striking and a necessary stop for any tourist. Then we grabbed a light lunch at Michael’s Kitchen. We go there mostly for the doughnuts. They are among some of the best we have every had and never disappoint. After lunch, some shopping, and wandering the town of Taos, it was finally a reasonable hour to drink so we got right to it. We headed to KTAOS (the local solar-powered radio station/bar), Taos Mesa Brewing, and Aceq for dinner and wine.


It is great to be around Christina again. She is smart and funny and conversations with her always push me intellectually. Also a total babe. Did I mention she organized the March for Science in LA? Yeah. She’s not single. Sorry.

Road Notes are timed entries—written in thirty minutes or less at the end of each day. Considerations are made for spelling/legibility but not for grammar. Deal with it.


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