Yesterday Anna and I went on a 10 mile hike! We walked to a waterfall and back. The waterfall was gorgeous. Not huge, but defintely very pretty. To get there though, you entered at this certain area and we had to walk about a mile into the woods, which was actually going back in the direction that we came from. At the beginning of the trail, though, there is this STEAP hill. On the way down you basically fall on your bum, and on the way back, you basically burn your bum off because it hurts so bad to climb. Anna went swimming at the base of the waterfall, and I took some funny videos of her (without her knowing), where she would scream every time she reached a spot that she could not feel the bottom of. It was quite entertaining, but needless to say, I was absolutely exhausted when I got back.
We were supposed to go to the horse fair today but due to the fact that Franci’s car does not have new registration and there are going to be many police there today, he cancelled the trip. I’m pretty bummed because I really wanted to see the horses and pick up the souveniers! But all is ok. We were actually warned that it is freakin’ crazy there. Colin (the owner of Leades House) said that he once saw a man being chased by a group of people who had knives, axes, and those big blades that are used to cut down wheat. Apparently there are a lot of gypsies and pocket-pickers, too. Franci also added that like last year of something, someone brought a gun to the horse fair. A horse fair! Why all of the chaos, I don’t know! But going back to the gypsies… there are these trained (possibly professional) fighters, and whoever is the winner at the end of the day selects which gypsy he wants to take home with him. Apparently the gypsy women have their own parade and they volunteer for this. But yes, all of this occurs at a horse fair… definitely would have been very interesting to experience.
On another note, my cell bill is astronomical and so this is what will be happening: 1) I will not be calling anyone from my cell anymore, 2) I will only use it if people call me, 3) I prefer if people did not call me unless they really need to talk to me, 4) I am working on getting a calling card to use from the house phone. So, that being said, if you would like me to call you (Mom, Dad, Bobby, etc.) give me a day and a time to call you (REMEMBER my time is 5 hours ahead of New York’s time), and we can schedule a phone chat. Otherwise, write me an email and I’ll try to take some time to get back to you personally.
Back to more interesting things… SURPRISE, 3 Spanish guys come TOMORROW! Heyooooo.
A broad goes abroad.
on July 13, 2009
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