The Casita the valley and the mountains. There are mountains all the way around the gated community. The homes in the community are all million dollar homes. We again are totally exhausted so we had some dinner and went to bed. Oh! And did I mention it is Tuesday 3rd Jan and its Raining. Wednesday Betty went with Dottie into Banqueter to get some more groceries and get her phone working. It rained again in the afternoon. On Thursday and Friday it rained again all day and the rain is cold.
On Saturday it was not raining but not too warm either. Betty and I walked into the town it takes about eight minutes to walk downhill into the town and 10 to 15 minutes to walk back uphill to the house. The town is small and has quite a few places to shop for necessities and a fair amount of restaurants. It seems very small for the number of Expats that are here. Every Tuesday they have an expats meeting lecture and sale of things in a hall just over the bridge downtown. On Sundays they had a church service and breakfast in the same place. We ate at a few of the restaurants when it wasn’t raining or too cold.
Sunday started out Sunny so we went out the back of the property into the woods and 8 foot bamboo forest. We came out of the underbrush after about 100 feet and climbing down rock banks. We came out onto a river flowing down the valley between large piles of fairly large rocks stretching as far as you could see in both directions. We went along the top of the rocks on the bank down about a quarter of a mile to a bridge. When we went up to the bridge and the road it started raining again and was very windy. We walked past the casita and to the end of the road where we met one of the neighbors originally from Wyoming Bob and Garnett Brown they have a beautiful house and live here permanently. We also met the woman across the street Linda Smith she and her husband also live here permanently and love it. We walked around the park at the end of the road and took pictures of all kinds of flowers fruit trees and Banana trees.
We signed up for a Polymer Clay class for one day on the 19th of January.