Yesterday started with a lovely walk and visit with my very bestest friend Deb in Old Town Albuquerque. It ended with a dinner with her and three other dear friends. Knowing that living in Tennessee sometimes means I am chile-deprived, every item on the menu (even the delicious home-brewed beer!) included either red or green New Mexico chile. Most yummy!
For about 3 1/2 hours today I went to the Albuquerque Zoo to animal-watch, people-watch, and take a few photos. The Zoo has come a long way in terms of providing habitats that are more habitable for the animals, but too many still lived fenced in spaces too small and spare. And (check out the last two bird photos) not all of the animals to be found at the Zoo are in cages!