According to the handy temperature widget on my computer screen, it’s 91 degrees in Albuquerque right now. Not like I needed the computer to tell me it’s a hot one. I learned it firsthand when getting in my car after lunch and practically losing a layer of skin to the scalding hot interior.
A hot-as-a-blow-dryer-in-the-face sort of day makes me long for one place: a dark, cold movie theater. Plied with popcorn and plenty of icy cold soda, a theater’s refrigerated air takes the edge off—so much so, you sort of look forward to going outside and shedding your goosebumps.
But watching back-to-back movies purely to cool down isn’t exactly the most practical thing to do, so I’m on the search for other options. The pool? A coffee shop? The mall? Where do you go to get cool in Albuquerque?