Good evening from the lounge of the Route 66 Hostel near downtown Albuquerque.
After my second day at the base camp near the filming of Stephenie Myer's The Host, I returned to the hostel to organize myself for a dinner expedition in this unfamiliar city. Getting a cup of water downstairs, I nearly collided with a bespectacled Frenchman in a kimono, who offered me some of the macrobiotic dinner he had just prepared. He then introduced me to a folk singer who was also in the lounge, guitar by his side, where they were engaged in a spirited debate about anthropology.
After my return, there will be a post or two about base camps, costume contact lenses, and sociological experiments. For now, I hope everyone is having a pleasant week.