View From a Hotel Window, 4/17/17: Santa Fe
Posted on April 17, 2017 Posted by John Scalzi 20 Comments
Not quite pool season in Santa Fe, yet.
Tonight: I am at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, having conversation with George RR Martin. As one does!
Tomorrow: Boulder, Colorado, at the Boulder bookstore. Really looking forward to that.
Hello world! I’m back on tour!
I’m hoping they get the video up online quickly…
Oh, they booked you into quite a nice place, John! Enjoy, and try not to be too weary to enjoy some of our excellent Santa Fe food.
We’ll see you tonight at the Cocteau, looking forward to it.
Excellent food in Santa Fe, John. I recommend either The Shed, or Cafe Pasqual for dinner. Both are near the plaza.
My thoughts were similar – There’s great food there. You probably don’t have time, but it’s a great spot for photography.
I LOVE Santa Fe! The people are fantastic and the food is amazing. If you can, I highly recommend Tomasita’s. The Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas will blow your mind. Eat a sopapilla for me — no, wait, eat ALL the sopapillas for me!
Which hotel is that? I’m looking for a place in Santa Fe before Taos Toolbox…
Heh. That’s funny. Pool was open at Norwescon in Seattle, but not in Santa Fe.
@solarbirdy: Santa Fe elevation approximately 7,200 feet above sea level. Still chilly there.
RE: George RR Martin
So tempting to ask you to ask George when the next Thrones book is coming out, presumably George would then counter by asking you about the next CE installment… so, um, any news?
Karen that looks like Garrett’s Desert Inn pool, which is right downtown and has a bonus: The Santa Fe Bites restaurant is attached. Best green chile cheeseburger in Santa Fe.
Remember, when they ask you “red or green” at dinner tonight, the proper response is “Christmas!”
New T-shirt needed – “I met GRRM’s narrative and survived!”
Have a great event. I’ve just realized I have baseball tickets the night you’re in San Diego, argh.
I love Santa Fe. Say hello to George from Steve and me.
You’re in one of my favorite places! Santa Fe is awesome. I’ll be sure to wave at Boulder tomorrow as I drive around.
You are making me miss the Southwest. I love Tex-Mex and New Mexico Mexican food, which are not the same things at all. Since April 12th I have driven through Ohio twice on my way from Baltimore to Chicago then Indiana and back.
Thank you, John! That was a perfectly lovely evening with you and GRRM. You clearly enjoy swapping stories and sharing writerly wisdom with one another. And such ukelele talent!
I am, however, disappointed to find out there’s no body of filk for the Old Man’s War universe. I’d have thought there would be a plethora of Kipling-esque soldier-themed numbers along the lines of “If you can keep your smart blood, when all around are losing theirs…”
There’s a few suspicious lumps under that pool cover. Could be a dead body. Or a very large frog.
Just remember…if you ask GRRM about how the book is going another Stark will die.
The shoulder season is weird in the Intermountain West. We got snow last week and it’s pushing 80 now.
From Boulder: “Well? Well??”