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I'm in Albuquerque, NM, and will be here until 9 October.
First things first: shameless photo fun with my dad's dental school specimen skull. Fans of Hamlet and Sherlock, this will appeal to you.

My grandparents fly in today from Pennsylvania, so Dad and I will be going to the airport around 2 PM to collect them. We're all out here for the big hot-air balloon festival, which kicks off in a couple of days, as I understand it. Well, actually, I'm here to see my grandfather, because he didn't make it to England in July when the rest of them visited me. But, no, I'm also here because I want to have a look at some of the amazing handmade pueblo pottery to be had in (expensive) abundance.

I hope to get some writing done. I've had more new poems emerge in the past few weeks than I've had all year so far, so I'm optimistic. And the sun. I need it.

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No clue who it was. It feels friendly, though!

Is this your first time in Albuquerque? If so, don't miss a trip to Sadie's (extremely good Northern New Mexican food at reasonable prices). Also -- if you have a chance to take a day trip to Santa Fe, you might find pueblo pottery at less jaw-dropping prices. Check out the Palace of the Governors: native American craftspeople sell their own work outside.

I've been in NM twice before this, but never in Albuquerque before. As for Santa Fe, we do plan on taking a drive out there next week :)

Alas Poor Yorrick, I knew him well. :D Very nice picture, and I hope everything goes well with the family and the Hot Air balloon festival.

Er. I hate to tell you this, but the sun is probably going to go away. The Balloon Fiesta brings the rain every year.

Also with, sorry about the traffic last few days. It's not usually so borked, but the President likes coming here. :/

Enjoy your trip! And good luck with the writing!

Skull pictures are adorable, by the way. ;)

If it's not too late: Sadie's (mentioned upthread) is good, but I think the best New Mexican in the city (outside of people's homes) is Duran's. It's on Menaul at...Washintonish (it's hard to remember precisely). Also: Frontier breakfast burrito. And a sweet roll, if necessary. There are some really good Vietnamese places in the city, though I wouldn't go there alone after dark. My favorite is the one that is attached to an emissions testing center. It's called Vietnam 2000 (well, the restaurant is. The emissions testing place is Saigon Emissions, and is also the cheapest place to get your car's emissions tested, but that's neither here nor there).

I'm here until the 9th, so I think Dad and Rachel have a few more really awesome restaurants planned. I'll mention those ones to them and see if any of them are on the list!

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