What a great place that is ... how much fun we had .... thank you all ...
The sun was out, the temperature was hot, the mood
was great, food and wine a delight - but mostly the white wine in
the afternoon - it complimented our female hormones ;-) Inspired by the
spirit of white wine the girls hopped into the cooling pool, first behaving
well - just swimming back and forth but then it bit us and we started a
fine water battle, Tom joint us, followed later on by Steve. Tom
was really getting wild (but is that a surprise?) trying to get us all
with his water pistol from behind the whirl pool walls ... but we were
fighting back ... I would say successfully ... some of the guys, who chickened
out, got their share too. Keith napped right at the edge of the pool -
that was to inviting ... we made sure that everybody was getting some good
splashes of the cooling and refreshing wet element ... then finally,
after many more drinks and some finger foods, a delicious supper was served
- bbqed beef and chicken among other fine dishes ... I had many helpings
as well as the others too and to work this off, we all took off for a night
walk with an incredible, breathtaking, bright moon shining
on us ... moon shadows - so long and clear - almost intoxicating. Steve
decided to go on a horse back ride the next evening. (I never found out
if he did) He said there is nothing more peaceful than riding at night
in the moonshine. How lucky I had to go pipi in the forest where it was
dark, otherwise a second moon would have risen to illuminate the night
even more .... all that combined and a package of great people made
it a wonderful day and all of us happy fellows till late into the night.
And to top this - Steve took Nati, Keith and me for a drive late at night
- first to check me out at his hospital (thank god everything was fine
- my heart is good) and then to little- big Peter's home by the beach
... that brought memories back and catapulted me right into the 60th. (I
am sure I was not alone wallowing in memories) Music, beer, laughter and
songs - guitars, drums and a didjeridoo ... a happy crowd of
colourful kids. Steve too grabbed a guitar and joint in ... What a fun
place that is ... Gilligan's island ... next the sand dunes - big and steep
- we found a great spot for a peaceful rest looking over the sea
listening to the sound of music of the surf. Steve told me an interesting
story about Marie -- the lace house and the flight over to the east coast
... thank you Steve for sharing that with me. I believe it is true ...
things like that can happen ... similar things happened to me to.
Next day was good bye day ... it took us a bit to get going, but finally we did - a bit sad but anxious to find out what else this vacation would still bring us.
Geon in his baseball outfit.
Baseball is a rather unfamiliar game to me but Geon taught me a bit and I hit the ball a couple of time ... that really made me smile. He is a good teacher and very patient ... keep on going on - Geon.