It’s been a pretty good week for the three of us. A highlight was joining our landlords for “brunch” on their patio with nearly a dozen of their accomplished and interesting friends and concluding hours later with a sunset stroll. We mostly didn’t see Lou during this time because he was inside playing with a couple of slightly older Spanish kids and surviving on sweet crepes and cereal because feeding the children a proper meal didn’t seem to be very much on anyone’s mind. Pete and I asked ourselves in wonder: “Are we really here doing this?”
Today the sun rose in a cloudless sky and once again we benefited from its amazing laundry-drying and mood-elevating power. We borrowed a third bike and tried out a trail known locally as the “ruta de colesterol” for its easy flatness terminating, just a few kilometers out of the city, at a full-service restaurant.