The last two nights that Annelies and Hannes were here, they cooked dinner. Pasta both nights. Both night's dinners were very different. First, LOTS of garlic and jalapeno peppers! Whoa! It was really very good. Spicy and garlicky, too. Next night, pasta with onions, zucchini, and Gorgonzola cheese. Again, very good. Both dishes that I want to try to cook myself for us. Over the course of the four nights that Hannes and Annalies stayed with us, we managed to consume a fair amount of wine and beer. Bicyclists usually have good appetites for alcohol. I try to accommodate and assist with the consumption of alcohol. Don't want them to drink alone, eh?
So, here are some photos and videos...I try to keep the videos short. Hope you enjoy...the following videos are of Hannes, Annelies, and Eileen at our house as we talked, prepared meals, and drank wine.
Now, some videos from this morning when they left for Pleasanton/Glenwood...
The only negative happened this morning as they were leaving. Earl, the normally friendly, playful cat, decided to spray one of the front panniers on Annelies' bicycle. We've never seen him do that before. I got some vinegar and sprayed the area and cleaned it as best I could. Hopefully, it won't leave an odor. We'll be careful from now on about Earl. One more post about these folks tomorrow...with photos.
Ok, a tune to exit with before this becomes a major textbook....Eric Clapton. Another of Annelies' favs. Eric wrote "Layla" as a love song for George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd, who eventually left George and married Eric. Never knew that before...While Eric wrote this, it was while he was with Derek and the Dominoes that it was released in 1970. Along with Eric, Duane Allman was in the band. The album that it's on is titled, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs".