The Grand Hotel
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- Breakfast Available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
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... volumous... And she is blind. She loves Frida Kahlo and has Klimt on the walls and we talked for ages. Her daughter is in NZ so she has my email in case her daughter comes to Oz and wants to look me up. When I arrived at the Courthouse square about 10 or 12 musicians were jamming so I sat down to listen. One came over straight away and asked if I was a musician. Unfortunately no. When he found out I was from Australia I got introduced and one of them had lived in Cairns ...
... them, it looked magical. Everyone is very friendly, I have shaken hands with a Desert Storm veteran in his Bike Club regalia. Been wished 'a top of the morning to you'. Had street busking guitarists set up right near us as we had coffee to lighten our day. And last but not least meet Zarina in Juliette's Jewels who would like to come to Australia, so we are Facebook friends now so she knows where the good places are; e.g. Townsville North Queensland ...
... still burying nuts (pecans from Jean's trees) and out the front there is a pair of mockingbirds hopping around the tree. Wildflowers abound in people's yards and often they don't mow until the seeds are set, or mow around the patch. Jean's cats are warming to me and I am getting rubs and being asked for pats and head scratches. A soft cool breeze is wafting through the window and I can sleep under covers which is a pleasant ...
Generally I am a big proponent of slowing time down. I am not obsessed with trying to recapture my youth on live for eternity, it just seems like every year and every month is lived and chronicled as history quicker and quicker when I pause to reflect on where I'm at and where I have been. However, with my upcoming trip to Peru and Bolivia; I can't spin the hands of the clock fast ...
... we have been in the past couple of years. And of course the house we own back in Charlottesville, Va. has a big factor of what we do....if we were ever to sell it, our travel plans would change completely, but right now it works with it being rented. So come the end of Feb. we have another big choice to make, so will be very intersting to see what happens....well thats enough rambling on, hope everyone has a awesome new year, until next time CYA down the ...