Outside the stables , which have become the new library, Stella under the blue arrow waiting to get into the building. First are the speeches ,and clapping ,which I find curious- clap when there is an end to a sentence in a speech? Why?Conditioning?- "polite" , or maybe encouraging , supportive, because it takes courage to speak publicly. We just want to see the library.
After we finally get into the building and cruise around a bit, we go south on a mission to find stuff for our booths. Funky places, Hotel President Apartments , un-presidential, Security , "ecurity" , unsecured.
Sunny day, zillions of bikes are out, everywhere on the country roads, hanging out , hamburgers and beer.
Stella driving, me shooting from the window, beautiful day.
This is the detour away from OSO landslide. people who still live there must travel a great distance to get back to their homes if they have them. The land that we live on is squidgy, fragile, a few more earth shakes , sandwiched in between several active volcanoes and on a tectonic plate, it is simply a matter of time. of course we live in denial, such beautiful country.
Late afternoon, now, our breakfast has worn off, we have shopped, and we are hungry. We stop in at the bar and grill at Big Lake. We are not disappointed , delicious fresh food, good coffee, quick service, cool retro chairs. It's been a great day with Stella and her brilliant ideas...once again.
We are planning our Autumn trip, Stella is the best sleuth- has found awesome affordable apartments in Amsterdam and Brussels where we will stay for about twenty days before we meet friends in Paris for a week - then to Saint Cyprien for an additional week. I am usually reluctant to get on a flight back to the states, I prefer to NOT...but return we will, only to plan yet another escape.