Quite an adventure today.
Carlos, Jen and I went to see the student housing made from shipping containers (I’ll post a photo later, when I’ve had my film (!) developed).
Tragically, Carlos lost his keys and, as we were wanting to head home, this was a major source of consternation to all involved.
We spent half an hour retracing steps and checking pockets, bags and camera-bags to no avail.
I eventually went on ahead to get a replacement lock key for the bikes which were chained together, but by the time I headed back, they were on a different path back… so I ended up on some sort of very long park cum pathway-along-the-river which was choc full of boaters and swimmers, lovers and hikers. And the weather was gorgeous, so despite my incessant pedaling, I didn’t mind too much when I had to give up and retrace my steps to get home.
The temperature was somewhere near 80F, but the cool breeze made it so lovely it’s hard to describe.
On the way I realized, thanks to Karen (our fearless leader’s right-hand), that I would have to go and get replacement keys made at the various lock-smiths as tomorrow is Sunday and the day after is another national holiday.
So my little sojourn to see the sights turned into a four hour odyssey. Alas, when I got home I had all the keys remade but one and Carlos was napping, which was also close to time for Andres to celebrate his 23rd birthday.
Needless to say, not much more schoolwork was achieved in this latter part of the day.
I’m excited to see the photos developed though. It’s not everyday one gets a mature sheep in the foreground and 21st century buildings in the far background with a magnificent expanse of green in-between.
And now…Trying to find my lovely bride some [fabulous and cheap] accommodations for her impending visit, but must sign off for some important sleep as, despite the sun only being down for about an hour, it is now almost midnight. Yes. It’s sunny until 9:30pm here. Last light is around 10:15pm if not later.
And the sun rises before the roosters… around 5:30am.