Originally I'd planned to travel with Wren until she leaves on Sept 29th, but I'm cutting my trip short because I've decided to
A) join Wren for her drive from Shrewsbury, UK to Segou, Mali, leaving the UK in mid-November -- which means I need to get back to SF to pack
B) see my parents before they leave Holland for good in early October -- which means I need to get back to SF sooner
So I'm flying back to San Francisco from Albuquerque today, leaving Wren with Basia and up to who knows what adventures in the next 10 days.
J gets up early (6-ish) and woke W up. Followed their convo in the kitchen, then later W's convo w B in the study, excavating B's extensive library on water-related topics. Got up 8.30, and J cooked us a hearty breakfast of tortillas with eggs & cheese & tomatoes & avocado, which we enjoyed at the table in the garden as the sun broke through the trees. Another scorcher on the way. / Checked in on-line for my flight. / 9.30 - B & J took us to the farmers market and crafts fair in Robinson (?) Park, 10min away. Baskets of purple & white eggplants and colorful peppers, corn and squash; stalls with fresh goats cheese; and lots of people B & J know. Families and friends on blankets on the grass, listening to live music, amps powered by solar panels. Got veggies, chocolate-almond croissants, rice & bean boxes, ginger-honey teas. / Art Museum to see B's out-stretched hands fountain-sculpture that is fed by the rain. Also works out front by Patrick Simpson (Rose's father) and Nora Naranjo-Morse -- see Santa Fe blogs. / The Land Gallery to drop off the books we'd borrowed and a check for the anthology W is buying. T & E's car was out front, but no answer at the door. / 516 Gallery, where the Street Art Show is being installed. Unexpectedly Suzanne and Reanna were both there, and B was thrilled to introduced us. A muralist was on a scaffold outside. / Rio Grande in Tingley (?) Park, to visit the river and see where B had displayed her ice books embedded with seeds (and the launched the unfired clay ducks too, maybe?). Picnicked on rice & beans in the shade under the cottonwood trees. / Sleepy. All napped once back home 1.30 - 2.30 / Wrote postcards, did last accounts, re-packed. / B & W drove me to the airport, just 10mins away.
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