#WOMBATSDOAMERICA 2015 Day 15
Blogging our recent US trip day by day, a month after the event.
24th November – La Cuenta
Had a breakfast of cheese butty, nana,* and a Reese’s Cup (mmm sweet peanut butter) while watching Bury lose to Scunthorpe in a different world – a colder world, a greyer world – through the medium of Twitter. Slightly surreal feeling.
It was a work day for V and R so we had a relaxed day walking round the neighbourhood. US mailboxes are fascinating for a start. I enjoyed the personalisation that many people had applied to their own particular box on a stick. I also liked the fire station on La Cuenta, which for some reason looked particularly American to my eyes.
We spent a long time at the end of the road gazing out across the canyon there, at lots of fascinatingly constructed houses, and blue hills in the far distance. A sign at the top of the canyon path told us “Hey, come on down and take a look. There might be rattlesnakes and shizz, and unexploded bombs from when the army were here, but never mind, eh?” I paraphrase.
In the evening to a Himalayan restaurant to meet long-time US friends Kim and Tom, who put up with us in Erie last year. They were visiting their daughter Emily, who lives in San Diego, for Thanksgiving, together with Jay and Dana. The food was excellent, and the service a bit monkeybonkers, and the samosas were ENORMOUS. No, bigger than you’re thinking. HUGE. It was good to catch up with lovely old friends again, a thing I thought would never happen.
* Oxford comma ahoy!