6/16 Saturday

Our flight was delayed out of Nashville so that we would have missed our connection in Houston, so we had to rebook a flight through Phoenix. That put us a little later getting into Albuquerque. We got our rental car, stopped at REI on the way out of Albuquerque so I could get a fleece jacket, then on to Santa Fe. We got checked into the Super8.

We went for a drive on Canyon Rd. This is a famous strip of art galleries, artists, and restaurants. We parked the car and walked along the most interesting stretch. Then we visit the largest adobe structure in the country. Some church. Then on to Maria’s Restaurant. There was a wait, so we headed to the bar where I picked from among the 127 margaritas. Teagan got a virgin margarita. I was wearing my FSU shirt, and someone approached him and asked if he was a real Seminole, of just a shirt wearer. It turns out that he was an assistant football coach under Bill Peterson from 1968 until Peterson left to go to Rice. So he and I were at the same football games when I was in the marching band.

Teagan got chile rellenos and I got carne adovado. The salsa that came with the chips was really spicy, and the chips were really salty. My dish was really spicy too. Teagan’s food was spicy, but not too much so. The food was good.

Then back to the motel for some cards.