Dispatches from Chile2015: A Birthday, A Welcome Back,A Hemispheric Change in Weather
January 8, 2015
Santiago to Nogales
Today is host Ricardo Ceriani's birthday! Susaan made a reservation at Eladio, renowned for its choice selection of steaks, Ricardo's favorite dish, on Pio Nono Street in the bohemian Bellevista neighborhood and invited surprise guest Erica Gardener. The steaks and the company all first rate!
Welcome back from Ottonio, then Glenda, old Akita in background. Occita, Olvideo and Monkey watched from their comfy spots in the shade on the lawn.
My neighbor just informed me it is -2 F at home in the northern hemisphere. The temps at my digs in here in Nogales...mid 80s F. How sweet it is.
I jumped out of my skin when I glanced at the shower curtain i just closed. "Susaan!" I yelled. "Oh, it's just a tarantula," she said with equanimity then slid the creature the size of a small mouse into a jar and released it over the deck. Now i shake ny shoes before putting them on. Susaan says they're pretty rare around here. I am on Code Red every time I enter the bathroom.
Adventures to follow as long as Internet service is up and running (always dicey). Great videos shall be added upon my return - impossible to upload here.
Photos by Paul A. Tamburello, Jr (and one guest at Eladio!)