In an effort to get rid of this nasty cold, we have spent the last two days relaxing at home. No ambitious long walks through this hilly "Pueblo Magico", just chillin' on the roof terrace where the afternoon temps go up to the mid twenties Celcius. Good, healthy salads for lunch and no stress. And now on day two we both are feeling a lot better.
On both of our days on the roof we were entertained by the hummingbirds and the laughter of children playing in the schoolyard next door. Actually, our house is positioned between two schools, so there is a lot of children's activity going on all day. Shelagh is blown away by how well they speak Spanish!
But on both days we had a special event as well... Yesterday we suddenly noticed smoke and when we stood up to take a closer look, we noticed that the hills across from the water reservoir were on fire. Within thirty minutes about eight men were trying to contain the blaze. I have no idea if it was a controlled fire or an accident. Either way the fire was out after about an hour and a half. Then today we heard some school activity at the school to the west of us and then there was a count down... Suddenly about fifty balloons were released into the air. Each one with a little message attached to the string. Probably something to do with Christmas. I managed to grab the camera just in time to snap some pictures. Hmmm, maybe I should consider starting a balloon business here...
So there it is... Two days of pure R&R, resulting in two rejuvenated bodies ready for action tomorrow. Now we are set for the final episode of "Survivor"!