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PAs hard at work
Work ping-ponged us from the dust of Galisteo, to the streets of Albuquerque, back to the stage in Santa Fe, only to put us, once again, in the New Mexican desert. This time it was the Indian Reservation of To'hajilee, 40 miles to the west of Albuquerque. Our old friends dust and wind were back in full swing. This time with the added excitement of rattle snakes. But we brought out the goggles and hats and hired a snake wrangler, and everyone survived.

Our home for this location was the Route 66 Casino and Hotel. Like a good girl, I kept my money in my wallet but very happily watched (with a considerable amount of confusion) the experts throw their chips and dice at the craps table.
mo-mo, salamandala, lucas, alissia
Can't quite claim that I fully understand that game just yet. Might need a few more trips to Vegas or lessons from Lucas. Or perhaps, as a better idea, I can just leave the gambling to the experts and money in my pocket.

With most of the cast and crew in the hotel, it was inevitable that we'd all end up at the casino bar together at some point. And given that we were starting nights the next day (as in, we could sleep in) Thursday night turned into our first unofficial wrap party. The service was slow and the time was short, but we all managed to squeeze in a few drinks before being released to the halls of the casino. And it's here that I must interject what might be the highlight of my month:

Our group assembled once again outside the closed bar and lingered on. Two women walking through recognized a couple of our actors and asked to take photos with them. You can imagine my surprise when, in the midst of their elation, they then turned to me and bashfully asked for a photo! It was all I could do not to burst out laughing. That and stare blankly with the thought "Who exactly do you think I am???" But they were very nice and I would hate to leave them disappointed, so I agreed to the photo. Afterall, it's not everyday you get to take your picture with the best damn PA in New Mexico.

...Just no autographs, please.
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PAs hard at work
PAs hard at work
mo-mo, salamandala, lucas, alissia
mo-mo, salamandala, lucas, alissia
Base camp at Tohajilee
Base camp at To'hajilee
were making magic here people
we're making magic here people
goggles were a standard accessory
goggles were a standard accessory
worlds best set dresser...or at l…
world's best set dresser...or at …
The A.D. dept functioning as usual
The A.D. dept functioning as usual
thanks for the picture Lucas...pr…
thanks for the picture Lucas...'p…
These women think Im someone spec…
These women think I'm someone spe…
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