I am spending a week in Santa Fe with Vera! After a week of workshops with high school sophomores, this vacation feels well-deserved. Not that I don’t like the 10th-graders; but the work was challenging and I needed a rest. And, thanks to an overbooked flight last summer, I had a free airline ticket!
So this is my ”spa week.” Except for the meal above: Tomasita’s “Big Bowl” and a sopapilla. I will try not to eat too many of them this week, but you cannot come to Santa Fe and not have a sopapilla. This particular one was satisfying, but I think I liked the soup better. Pinto beans, chicken, and BOTH red and green chile sauce (the waitress wrote “Xmas” on the check). Spicy, savory, wonderful food.
Santa Fe is glorious. The sun is brilliant and the temperature is shirt-sleeve weather. The plaza was full of people yesterday, and everyone seemed friendly: