Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lazy day

This morning, had coffee, visited with Karinjo, Juan Carlos and Judy, watched Juan Carlos install shelves, caught up on email and Aspen news and just generally puttered.

Finally, about 2 pm, Steve and I headed out to find lunch. Judy had told me that she and Juan Carlos really liked a place in Santa Marina, El Rubio, so we decided to check it out.

Most of the restaurants that we've eaten in this week have served very good, rustic, rural fare. Not El Rubio. They were definitely serving Spanish fare with a flair. We found some foodies here. The decor was a mix of rustic and contemporary as was the food. Very well presented and eye appealing. We had mini queso, a selection of four cheeses; a warm spinach salad with fried goat cheese, ham and avellanos (hazel nuts); and pulpo (octopus) with mashed potatoes. All excellent (although I doubt I'll order pulpo again anytime soon).

We then explored a bit by car and stopped for a walk at the Embalse de Vademurio (the reservoir).

Back to Hotel Fuentes de Lucia for a nap, to be followed by dinner. But Judy got called to Leon because of an emergency with a client on one of her Camino tours so Steve, Karinjo and I had a barley and tomato salad and a fabada for dinne while Juan Carlos watched Spain beat Serbia for the European basketball championship.

Tomorrow, Gijon and Aviles before dropping Karinjo at the airport.

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