I am in Gallup! I took the first of my teacher certification tests this morning (I have another one this afternoon) and as a side note it was so easy that it makes me sad that this is the benchmark for who is qualified to teach kids. Also makes me sad that the very nice man sitting next to me was obviously having a really hard time with it. I sat outside afterwards for a few minutes. It’s a beautiful, sunny day with that kind of high altitude sun warmth you can feel in your bones. The air smells faintly of woodsmoke from the forest fires happening across the border in AZ. I’m sitting, looking out over the rocky hills at the hazy, desolate, beautiful land around me, and I’m thinking I could really like it here.