Smells like Otto's jacket*
I got in late last night from a weekend trip to Las Cruces, NM, for a family reunion. It was great to visit cousins I hadn't seen in 15+ years. Also interesting to see was the new generation--the children of the cousins.
My son and I take the scenic route through Fairplay, CO, to Taos (instead of the boring trek down I-25). South of the NM border, the drive takes you to this big spectacular bridge over the Rio Grande.
Close by you'll see a collection of funky homes built along the ground. It's the settlement of the Earthship Project
which uses recycling of materials and renewable energy for the dwellings. Some of them look like junk houses:
Others have an alien aesthetic.
Considering the alternate lifestyle and the proximity to Taos, don't be surprised if you whiff patchouli and associated aromas. (*points if you recognize the reference)
This week, we're in the short countdown for Denvention 3 a.k.a WorldCon 66
. I'll dish dirt on the madness. Stay tuned.