Domingo, un día de reposo
Yes, you’re getting more Spanish, get used to it, it’ll probably only get worse. OK, it says Sunday, a day of rest. Which is not the right day for us as Jews, but it worked out that way this week (for Joel & I anyway). Took a late morning walk to an artisan’s market that runs through February (the last month of summer vacation here) because Cecile wanted to get Joel one final birthday present. So Joel is now the proud owner of two fedoras, a winter and a summer. Sorry no pictures, neither one of us brought a camera. Walked back, stopped at a panaderia to get some yummy bread, and came back to the apartment. After lunch Cecile went out on her never-ending quest to find us a suitable place to live, so we have a second reservation tomorrow to view a place in a building that would be great location-wise. Hopefully by the end of the day tomorrow we will have picked a place, which will be a major load off Cecile, who has spent an incredible amount of frustrating time getting this done.
Beer & Wine
That got your attention, didn’t it? When we got to our apartment in Santiago Thursday, Cecile had a beer waiting for me; not only that, it’s a Valparaiso-based brewer. Yesterday she bought our first bottle of wine, which we will be finishing tomorrow (I know we’re lightweights … well mostly her but I try not to get too far ahead). Won’t post every bottle, saving that for an end of our stay slide show, but hey, Firsts and all.
More Pictures from Chile
Planned to take more pictures on the road from Santiago to Viña, but it really wasn’t all that interesting. Most of it looked much like southern New Mexico/West Texas. Here’s proof:
The View from Viña
Realized that I haven’t provided many shots from Viña itself, so here are a few shots from our apartment. We’re on a major thoroughfare. We’ll call this set Nighttime/Daytime
So it’s been a little tough getting on a regular schedule. Aside from the fact that it stays light until about 9:00, the curtains in our room block out almost no light and, as mentioned previously, it’s pretty noisy. So we’ve been letting Joel stay up later and he seems to have been sleeping well, the same can not be said for Cecile and myself. This too shall pass.
Tomorrow: Technology Issues
Stay tuned and thanks for reading