Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sittin' on the rooftop...

We have our bags in the storage area of the hotel, had lunch at our fave little bar across the street, and are now back on the rooftop, reading, listening to cars whiz by...and waiting for our 6p taxi.

Dick and I had a typical Chilean lunch at the recommendation of our waiter: we were told it is a mixture of rice and beans. We pictured the whole variety, but it was more of a corn chowder, with a few beans in it and some seasoning. Very mild. Could have used some pepper, but we have not seen any pepper put on the tables. Strange. And we opted to have a typical Chilean salad, which consisted of tomato chunks and lots of onion. Tic Tacs, anyone? J&J had the same corn concoction, but opted to have a green salad...which was interesting...and not typical of an American salad. Oil and vinegar are the only dressings available, but that is typical in Europe as well. The local breads are very good, much like baguettes...crusty outside, soft inside. And draft Cristal beer is very mild. All in all, it was a nice lunch.

The weather on this whole trip has been fantastic. No rain to speak of, smooth sailing, and only one day of really cold weather. We are winding up with summer temps here in Santiago that will spoil us for Mayberry, but we'll manage.

Soon we'll say ADIOS, Santiago; hello Miami in the wee hours tomorrow. Getting closer to home.
That sounds mighty fine!

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Enjoy your day. We sure are! Life is good!!!

5 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well honey somebody has to sit there so it might as well be y'all! safe travels...

smiles, bee
xxooxoxoxoxoxox

Sandee said...

What Empress Bee said honey. I've sure missed you and it was nice having a couple of comments from you this morning. Made me smile.

Have a safe trip home. Big hugs. :)

barb said...

When in Santiago... Have a nice nap on the plane and wake up home!

Big Hugs ♥xo

Haley D. said...

Enjoy that roof w/a view and get home safe and sound!!!!!

jams o donnell said...

Here's wishing you a very happy Christmas!