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Alamogordo: Don't Order the Tilapia

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You might have never heard of Alamogordo, New Mexico and (and I mean this truly, madly, deeply) that's okay. And it's okay if you forget its name the second you're done reading this post. Best to use that spot in your brain to remember more important things like where you put your wallet or the lyrics to Savage Garden's "Truly Madly Deeply." (If you need help with the latter, here's the video). But there are  three things you need to know about Alamogordo. 

1. It is the town outside of the White Sands National Monument, truly one of the most magical places we've been so far. 

2. We fell madly in love with our motel here. 

3. There is a Chili's right next door to this orange masterpiece of a motel. And this was Ceil's first — maaaaaaybe second — time at a Chili's ever (and probably Maggie's second time this month). Ceil ordered the tilapia and deeply regretted it. Fucking rookie. 

This is Ceil "pre-tilapia." Sorry, sweetheart, but water ain't gonna help.

This is Ceil "pre-tilapia." Sorry, sweetheart, but water ain't gonna help.

This is Ceil "post-tilapia." You probably can't tell the difference but she's different now.

This is Ceil "post-tilapia." You probably can't tell the difference but she's different now.