It was going to be a hot day. The forecasts said the temperature was going to peak at 38 C (100 F). and I was feeling restless and irritated already. So I decided to take a train ride. Albuquerque to Santa Fe and back, air conditioning all the way.
It would be an unusual treat. Word had gone out that every Saturday afternoon actors were performing Shakespeare on the train. For this 3-hour spectacular I figured I could afford the $8 round-trip fare.
So I shoved a pad,