A Fun Evening With New Friends

We wanted to take our friend Liliana and her husband Stefen out for a special dinner to show our gratitude for her cheerful and determined efforts to find us a suitable apartment. Besides, we just love her! She is such a sweetheart, as is her German husband who has also become our friend. They are in their thirties, but don’t seem to mind hanging around with old folks 😊 She speaks pretty good English but his is even better. So we suggested a few restaurants and they selected El Mercado. Good choice! The food was superb and the service excellent.

Waiting in our hotel lobby for the taxi
In El Centro on Calle Larga
Nice view and great conversation
This sea bass, or Corvina, was soooooo delicious!

Bruce ordered a very special bottle of Malbec for us to share with dinner and we continued our conversation over dessert. I told them I was considering taking a painting class called Vino and Van Gogh. Turns out they had taken a couple of the classes together, one class involved painting the Blue Footed Booby. I can’t wait to try!

Stefen’s masterpiece…I love it!!
(sorry, this was a screen shot and I don’t know how to get rid of the excess on top😐)

This is a very short post because not much is going on this week. I picked up a virus or flu or some malaise that has kept me grounded for a few days. I am just now starting to feel better. This weekend is Valentine’s and we will spend it at a very special hotel in El Centro, so more on that next time. And next week we may visit the thermal baths which are only a ten minute taxi ride from here. Mmmmmm…..that sounds so good!

6 comments

  1. How wonderful that your lives have come together quickly. Mostly New friends, new restaurants, new apartment and NEW ADVEMTIRES. Let us know about the thermal baths. I leave for Sequim for Earls celebration of life March 25th.
    I will be brave and visit our property on Hanley Way. Not something I look forward to be will visit our ole friends on Hanley Way. Love to you both

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  2. Great pictures Sharon and what a beautiful city. I’m jealous. I am so happy you are making new friends and enjoying yourselves. First time I’ve ever seen you in a dress!

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  3. For some reason, I’m not getting notifications when you post. Boo! I hope you are completely recovered and out doing things to show us. Love love love love love all the photos and descriptions. Love you more tho. Xxoo

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