Monday, 11 August 2008
The weather was perfect, the people staying with us were beyond helpful, the vermouth held out, and the goodies and tapas were wiped clean. About 40 people (including kids!) thundered through the house after Mass on Sunday, some of whom we have never met. (they are friends and relatives of people who were invited. We didn´t even know we have a hippie biker dude living in the next village till he showed up here and showed us his Harley tattoos.) We put the dogs out back, but someone let them back in the house anyway...and they behaved wonderfully, playing with the kiddies and working the crowd for snacks!
So now we have standing invitations at a great lineup of houses, from San Nicolas to Vittoria. Everyone cleared out by 2 p.m., and we got the place all cleaned up and back to "normal" straightaway. Except it is awfully clean and neat. And there´s an awful lot of potato chips and jamon and queso Cerrato and nuts left, as I forgot to put them out on the table.
Here are pictures, taken by Adriana, our architectural historian bud from New Jersey: