A while back, my mother dropped me off in Albequerque, New Mexico on her way driving back to Arizona from Milwaukee at the end of a hot summer. It was even hotter there. I spent three wonderful days staying at Adobe Nido Bed and Breakfast http://www.adobenido.com in the Goldfinch Room. Hummingbirds lived right outside my window and kept me company. Best of all, ambling about the city, I was able to meet a couple of kind gentlemen who took me in for dinner one evening, after watching me walk circles around their block — lost, but not afraid. One of them had a former partner who’d worked on movie sets and gave him the actual table from one of the fight scenes in aquarium and wine goblets used in the movie. I enjoyed dining on it and drinking out of the glasses. I even got tatooed by a guy name Charlie. That was my fourth tatoo, at a funky tattoo at Hardware Body Piercing and Tattoo, near the University. Journaling every day was a treat, and so was the body treatment I received from Betty’s Bath and Day Spa. Their Zorro the Gay Blade was a highlight, as were the eateries in the Old Town shopping district. This picture was taken by a waitress at Julia’s Cafe, who couldn’t get over the fact that I’d traveled there alone. Bitches Ride Alone.