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... This morning the wind was blowing and it
was cool. As we were walking, Susan joked that there must be someone painting
something white all the time and sure enough we rounded a conner and there was
a man painting a wall white.
To get to the castle we walked on the castle wall walk
way. Generally, the walk way is only 5 to 10 feet off the ground, but in places
it can be 30 feet off the ground.
Arriving at ...
... done. Many of the decoration on the outside of the building
were in deteriorating condition, but still amazing to see. However, I think we
enjoyed seeing the rooms that supported everyday life, such as the kitchens and
eating halls. The fireplace where meat was cooked was the size of a small
bedroom. You could see the smoke ash on the ceiling. The bakery oven was so big
we wondered how the loaves of bread were put in and taken out.
... 30. We were not willing to wait. We checked out the old castle and view from there over Praša de Republica, an attractive plaza lined with orange trees and in the countryside beyond. We also could see a scattering of the marble quarries.
The lovely white-washed houses in town sported marble window sills and door frames. We saw lots of marble even inside humble looking homes we peeked in. Some sidewalks and ...
... and only unless someone was coming or going, none were open. it was tough to tell where we were going, so we just kept walking and eventually we found this old lady hanging out of a balcony, talking to some toothless guy wearing a Garth Brooks shirt, feeding a pigeon. His outfit was hilarious, bright red socks into his flip flops. He asked if i was taking a picture of him and I said no, i was taking a picture of the pigeon. he had ...
... a glaze for them half way through roasting. We didn't have much kitchen space and even less oven space but it all came together pretty well and we ended up serving them on time. They tasted so good and Alan said it was restaurant quality. In fact everyone kept saying how good it was and that it was the best meal they have had since doing workaway by a long shot. So all the hard work was worth it. It was great practise for if we get this job and has definitely made me want to cook more. ...