Required terms in Google searches

If you’re searching for something at Google and you only want to see search results that include a certain word, you can put that word in quotes. For example, if you want to search for trees but only want to see search results with the word “willow” on the page, search for
trees “willow”.

(Google apparently got rid of the + sign syntax where you used to be able to say +willow.)


We ate at Grassburger this weekend.  It’s a hoity toity burger place in northeast Albuquerque.  The burger was good enough…we’d probably go back.  They have some kinda homemade special sauce that they put on them.  They have regular or sweet potato fries.  Their soda fountain has some brand I’d never heard of, which was interesting.  The cola was good.

The Fences of San Gregorio Lake

Today we attempted to go to the San Gregorio Lake in the Jemez mountains.  At the top of their site it says “Open”.  Maybe the lake was technically open, but the road was closed and we weren’t really ready for a 7-mile round-trip walk with the kids.  So, we attempted to find a nearby hiking trail, but were mostly met with fences…fences everywhere.


Fences across the river, fences around tiny trees…part of an attempt to allow them to regrow.  Before we got very far into Fenceland and ClosedGateland, it was time for Mr. Check Engine Light, so home we went.  Four hours of driving for to see closed gates and fences.  🙁