Saturday, July 4, 2009

Week 27, Project 365

I have a lot of photos for Project 365 this week so I'll keep my commentary to a minimum.

I've already written about our adventure last weekend and included some photos with that post, but here are a few more from our trip to Villa de Las Rosas. Upon arrival at the B&B we were impressed with the spacious casas, not small cabañas that we had expected. Seriously, this place was almost as big as our house here in Carlos Paz. This is taken from just inside the front door and doesn't really show it all, just the dining area and kitchen. It's a HUGE room. Each house also has two large bedrooms and a really big bath. They did not skimp on space! Our bedroom had a king size bed although a double bed would have sufficed. We were so cold even with every.single.blanket we could find that we huddled as close as possible all night! Y'all know I'm a fan of the dessert and who could resist?! I didn't see this table until we'd finished breakfast the next morning so I was already full but I indulged in one bite of my hubby's piece of chocolate cake. Absolutely decadent! Before heading home we drove around a few of the little towns in the area. San Javier had the cutest little shopping plaza. It was a really old sprawling house they'd converted into tiny shops. Get a look at that old roof. And behind the plaza was this view. Breathtaking! Since we had to wait for the pass over the mountain to re-open after an accident, we went into the town of Mina Clavero. Last Sunday was the mid-term elections here and just about every store in town was closed. We're guessing it's usually a pretty busy place on weekends, but it was like a ghost town that day. Here are a couple of photos as we traveled back over the mountain. It was VERY windy and pretty barren on top.
My fondness for home improvement stores is no secret. Thought y'all might like to see the Argentine equivalent to Lowe's or Home Depot. Just like them, Easy has a garden center too. In my quest for Most Elaborate Fence Ever, I'm always on the lookout for beauties like this one. Love those curves! Our seasons are opposite. It is the dead of winter here. Somebody maybe should tell the flowers that. I thought the porch looked mighty inviting, too :-)

This coming week we'll be in Sta. Rosa to finish the bathroom. I'll have limited internet access as always. But we'll be home by next Sunday so I'll see you here then, if not sooner.

Espero que tengas una buena semana! (I hope that you have a great week!)


Mari said...

What a beautiful place! The surroundings are gorgeous too and I love the fence! I like your winter too!

Dena said...

Beautiful pictures as always. I'd love to go into those quaint shops. They really seem to draw you into them.

sara said...

oh, I can not sleep when I am cold!! That chocolate cake looked amazing!!!

beautiful pictures, I love that fence too!!!

I was so proud of myself, I understood your last sentence before you translated it! guess my HS/college spanish isn't completely lost afterall!!!

Lisa said...

That fence is amazing. I have a victorian home, so it would look nice street side.

The dead of winter?? A little different look than the dead of winter in CT!

Your pictures are beautiful as always!

skoots1mom said...

wow, what was behind that fence??they meant business...
that's gorgeous

i do like the porch better...would be great with a cup o joe!

some other very beautiful vistas

i'm in love with all the flowers

praying your trip to sta. rosa is a very good one

Susan D said...

Great pictures. I love the mountain in the background and the town of Mina Clavero looks large with a variety of shops. Have a safe trip. Blessings, SusanD

Barb said...

You have to love the name of the Lowes and Home Depot equivalent. "Easy." LOL

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog. It's encouraging to know I'm not the only one who messed up her own wrist, crafting. The wrist support is wonderful! I should have bought one ages ago.

Darla said...

looks like a really wonderful time you have had. i love the picture of the shops, that is one thing i love, quaint little shops. and those desserts! ah, you have tempted me with 2 of my favorite things!!!

tiffany said...

Wow, what a wonderful trip! Love the pictures, what a beautiful place to stay.

rita said...

The sierras are beautiful and what a cabaña! WOW! Pero el frío, ay, ay, ay, ay!