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A Los Angeles Childhood - On The Road Again! Part II
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 21:43

We reach Highway 25 and drive parallel to Elephant Butte. We are on our way to Socorro. Just a couple hours more of driving and we will arrive in Santa Fe. We talk about our time together in Silver City and our long journey and 40 year friendship since the early 70s in Los Angeles when we were youngish hippies enjoying all that those year gave to us.

For me it was a journey of freedom, experiencing life through an entirely different lens when I was completing undergraduate school and my college degree. From there another life would take me to graduate school. For Martha, there was a move to San Francisco, and some years later my move to Santa Fe and hers several years after that to Silver City, NM.

What has kept our friendship alive? You would have to ask her for her side but for me, it is the understanding that although lifestyle changes, deep bonds remain. Now we are back in my home, greeted by my dog, Alice B rather halfheartedly. I know the house sitter has spoiled her and that although she is glad to see me, life the past 6 days has been quite fine for her.

Martha says, "So when do we go for Sushi?" I feed Alice B. and we set out for town to Izmi Sushi. We order, Unagi roll, Oshinko roll, Futomaki roll, and the glorious Dragon roll. We delight in this wonderful sushi since that is one thing that Silver City does not have. We will come back again, more than likely in the next day or so because, let's face it, Sushi is a staple in my life and one that Martha dreams about when she is back home.

Another wonderful day in New Mexico, the land of enchantment!

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