Thursday, 5 November 2009
If you can marshall the resources (and time), please visit Casitas de Gila, and leave your cares behind.
The place is exceptional, the owners lovely, and the time you spend here will be incomparable.
The amenities are superb. I especially recommend the walking trails, the hammock under the cottonwoods down by the river, bird/deer/horse-watching, and the hot-tub.
We are enjoying some stress-free downtime, getting caught up in some ways, and escaping in others.
I am reading a Dan Brown-imitator (or so it seems to me), a crypto-novel written by Esteban Martín and Andreu Carranza called The Gaudí Key in English (translated from the Spanish La Clave Gaudí by Lisa Dillman; originally published in 2007).
Like Brown’s books, the writing’s, well, not the best. The Gaudí characters have many parallels with the bunch in The Da Vinci Code, including the sweet young thing and her male helper. I haven’t finished it yet, but so far my reaction’s about the same as to Brown’s books. Eeeh. Still, it’s a reasonable downtime read, given my selection!