Friday, January 22, 2010

After a day shopping in Cordoba, my footsies are tired

Tina and I spent THE WHOLE DAY in Cordoba; we left at 9:30 a.m. and pulled back into the driveway at 8:30 p.m.

I now have my poor tired feet propped up. But it was so fun to go shopping with my favorite shopper!

We started downtown in the pedestrian only district. The heat kept away most of the street performers I think since we only saw two musical duos (both playing Andean instruments) and one clown. It was fun popping in and out of stores, some of them air conditioned (where we'd linger a little longer), as the hunt was on for 'man' shoes and whatever else caught our eye.

Tina ended up buying a pair of men's leather loafers at the second store where she tried on shoes. Mainly because she felt so bad after she asked about a specific pair of shoes and the young salesman asked if we could wait five minutes and then HE RAN TO ANOTHER STORE TO GET THEM. She really likes them, but after that display of sales commitment she didn't have the heart to bargain over the price.

We ate lunch at Il Gatto's Trattoria, based on the recommendation of a very nice sales lady when we asked where we could go that had air conditioning (you'd be surprised at how few restaurants have it). [She also gave us a free map of the downtown area which helped us find our way to one of the malls after we'd finally grown too hot from strolling the sidewalks.] Tina and I both wanted grapefruit soda and after I requested "pomelo" the server asked if we wanted "Quatro" which is a brand. But Tina thought he was asking if we wanted four of them -- in the end, though, we did end up drinking a total of four cans because we were so hot and thirsty.

She had raviolo. Of course. And I had a personal size caprese pizza with mozzarella, fresh tomato and basil. Yum.

At the mall we had fun wandering around in wonderful, amazing, fantastic AIR CONDITIONING. Ahhhhhhh. Sorta hated to leave in the end because we'd parked on the roof so you know the car was a tad hot.

And then the a.c. in the car quit.

Now first of all, the a.c. is mediocre at best in our little 1992 Fiat Uno but at least it does SOMETHING. The problem was electrical in nature and also prevented us from rolling down the front windows.


Same problem we had in Mendoza last week.

The back windows are manual but only roll half-way down. Still, better than nothing so that's what we did.

Made arriving home to a hot, stuffy, closed-up house not so bad.

We opened all the windows, turned on all the fans, each of us powered up our computers, put our feet up and here we sit. Tired but happy.

Wondering what I bought? (Besides a lot of cold beverages) A necklace. It was on sale for less than $5 U.S. and I've been looking for something to go with my skirt. (As in singular; I only own one skirt) I feel it was a very productive day, not in terms of what I bought but how I spent it...hanging with my favorite shopper.


The Bug said...

I'm glad you had fun. Your air conditioning malfunction makes me feel a bit strange sitting here with the space heater pointed toward me. Heh.

Mari said...

Glad you had fun, but the ride had to be so hot!
I'm sitting here with a sweatshirt and warm slippers on, but I was still cold so I warmed up my microwave warming pad and have that too!

Cristina Elizabeth said...

I had mucho fun :)
Love you!

skoots1mom said...

i would have been tempted to stay in Cordoba with the air :)
Hope you can get your electrical issue fixed so you don't have to endure a 'window-down-less' drive...
I did housework today and my feet are up too!

Betty said...

Sounds like a terrific day. I love shopping myself and with a friend it´s the best!
Hope your ac gets fixed soon!

sara said...

doesn't matter how hot it is when you are with your favorite shopper..right?!! Sounds like a great day and I have to say...I am ready for summer!

rita said...

No a.c. and windows down reminded me of a road trip out West some 30 years ago. When we came to Wall, SD, I believe, we just had to stop at the drug store advertised for 100s of miles for a cold drink. Makes the scripture come alive about giving a cold glass of water, or was it simply water, no ice ;)

JonMagic said...

The pizza sounds soooo good. I'm going to have to make one like that now! Its been awhile since I did a simple pie (my favorite actually)...

Things are warming up up here, almost all the snow melted yesterday and overnight! Just got back from walking the dogs, a sorely missed pastime.

lagirl/Sweet Tea said...

That sounded like great fun. Just wondering, are you new there? A missionary? I'm new to your blog and having trouble figuring out how you come to live there. ???