So Mammoth Brewing in Mammoth Lakes, CA expanded big time. We were coming over to their tasting room for so long, since grad school. They were always in a small warehouse garage type place. Now they have their own corner spot in the center of the Mammoth Lakes touristy area where they serve full beers and food and have a beer garden!!! Go Mammoth!
We went to La Salida for lunch today in Albuquerque (it's Friday!) and for dessert, sopapillas were included (fried dough that you pour honey and cinnamon sugar on). Mmmmmmm. I don't remember why I was holding up the water, except that it was a gigantic cup.
I really like these headphones and I am going to get them for work to block out the sound of the really loud fat guy in the office next door. But I am ordering them on Amazon because they're cheaper there and you don't have to pay tax.
We hiked to a natural arch (which is what I'm looking at) while Romy's parents were visiting. The arch was in the Malpais National Monument, an area of volcanic flows (but the arch was in sandstone formed by ancient dunes).
We set up the yurt at the South Ruby Marsh Campground in the Ruby Valley in the National Wildlife Conservation Area. Now with the new windows and floor, the yurt is so much more awesome! Plus the campground was nice and quiet and had a perfectly flat gravel area for the yurt.
We ate at the Star Hotel, an old Basque restaurant in Elko, NV. The Basque people are originally from the French and Spanish mountainous region and were traditionally shepherds. Many moved to Nevada where they were also shepherds.