Saturday, April 3, 2010

Project 365, Week 14

Last weekend we went to Sta. Rosa to pick up Wally & Katie (we'd left them there for two weeks with a rental car and a dictionary -- and they did just fine!). Saturday evening we went to a new tea house in Belgrano that has wifi so I could upload photos for Project 365. While we were sitting on the veranda I snapped this photo that I just had to share this week.
The views of the mountains from this tea shop are just stunning.

Sunday we headed home to Carlos Paz but stopped several times so Katie and I could take photos. A little background: a few years ago they built a new road on the other side of Lago Los Molinos that's not as steep and winding as Route 5. I am SOOOOO thankful for it! There's still a section of Route 5 between Ciudad de las Americas (where the newer road starts) and Alta Gracia that always makes me a little nauseous from the many twists and hairpin turns but we can now avoid the worst of the old road to Sta. Rosa. Anyway, they finally finished the section that connects the newer road to Route 5 near Belgrano so you don't have to go through town; it's a straight shot as you can see here:
My mother-in-law would especially appreciate the new road and how much nicer the drive is into Cordoba (or Carlos Paz) now.

I failed to take any photos on Monday and Tuesday. Too busy having fun with Wally and Katie and TALKING. I even talked my way through a couple of almost disasters in the kitchen :-)  These are NOT soap suds!
It's milk that I was heating for the coffee and as it warmed I whipped it with a little battery-operated whisk I have -- but then I got side-tracked talking (!) and when I turned around the foam was about 6 inches above the pan. I turned off the burner and ran for the camera but it had already gone down several inches by the time I was able to snap this photo.

I completely and utterly failed to take any photos Tuesday night of the large group here to meet Wally and Katie and enjoy asado

Wednesday morning was a beautiful clear day so we took Wally and Katie up the chair lift to the top of the mountain so they could see out over the city. Had fun taking self portraits on the way up.
The last half of the week we were all a little tired of the excessive amounts of food we'd been consuming so for dinner began just munching on cheese and crackers or popcorn and apples or sliced cold roast beef and fontina cheese, along with tea or decaf coffee, as we kicked back and relaxed in the living room.
Our friends left today. It was very hard to say goodbye! I missed them before they even got past the glass doors.
It's been wonderful to have them here and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of their visit. Now it's back to the same old, same old. *sigh*

Hope everyone has a blessed Easter tomorrow!


Elizabeth said...

such beautiful clear blue skies...
great picture of you and Uncle Ivan...

Happy Easter Weekend!

Mari said...

Great pictures this week. That first one is gorgeous! And - the one of the milk made me laugh. You did good on that beating job!

skoots1mom said...

love your pics...some great captures.
your foam reminded me of ME in the kitchen...if there's a way to mess it up, i'll find it.
bet your friends had a hard time leaving, too. it would be nice to have such a vacation

we enjoyed today especially...the weather's gorgeous

Lhoyt said...

The milk looked like 'merengue' to me.
All I can say about the sunset picture is WOW!
I used to enjoy the roller coaster ride from Santa Rosa to Almafuerte. By the time we left they had gotten rid of the 'best' dips.

Betty said...

Awe, I know how that is, seeing friends leave and going back to your quiet house. Maybe you could take your mind off, and sew on your quilt. How far are you?
Loved the pictures. The milk going over is something I´d do too... :)
Hope you are enjoying a blessed Easter!

sara said...

great pictures this week!

The sky was so blue in that shot of the road!

the foam cracked me up!!

saying goodbye to friends is always hard!!! but so fun that you were able to spend so much time with them!!!

Happy Easter!!!

The Bug said...

I have the same problem in the kitchen - I stop paying attention & then all heck breaks loose LOL!

Gorgeous picture of that road & sky - I love the fluffy clouds.

You'll settle into your routine before you know it - not saying you'll ENJOY it, but it will seem more normal.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I'd call that extra foam!!!!!!

I'm glad you had a wonderful visit with your friends, fellowship is a good thing. It happens to me all the time we get so involved with conversation and having fun that we forget to take pictures. It's a sign that your having a really good time I think!

Blessings and Happy Easter!

Dena said...

Saying good-bye is always so hard, but I'm glad to know you have wonderful memories to carry you through till you see them again.

I love the shot of the view you took. Beautiful!

rita said...

This week in TN, I realized I am more and more like Mother, i.e. I did NOT like the winding mountain roads! I just kept my eyes off the road (I wasn't driving!)
Sad/happy goodbye...
Sooooooooooooooo happy for the time W & K could visit! But, house must feel empty now :(
Did you finish the gift quilt?

Tori said...

More beautiful scenery pictures!
The foam is great..some people pay money for extra foam in their Starbucks! :)
Have a great week!

Amy said...

que es asado?

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Beautiful views!

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!! That's crazy about the milk foam!! I had no idea it could grow so big!! :) Ha!

Your dinner (what I call "supper" most of the time) sounds good to me. I, too, get tired of the heavier meals, especially at that time of day. And especially as it gets warmer outside. (Summer's on its way! Oh, dear...)