Travel Portrait 03: My Humble Adobe
March 14, 2007 [listen]
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 8:15:10 AM
My B&B host tapped on my door and presented me with
a tray on which stood a ceramic carafe of coffee wrapped
in a rainbow-colored, felt jacket.
Included on the tray was one demitasse, a mini-pitcher
of cream, packets of sweetener in a container of similar
with wild flowers.
confirmed that breakfast is at 8:30AM.
A good morning breeze startled my bare feet. I noticed
that my host was wearing a down jacket.
I'll need to go online (wirelessly) to get the weather
report before I dress for the day.
There is no TV, and my radio receives mostly static.
I enjoy my coffee and cream while reading a magazine
article about the six myths of Georgia
My Humble Adobe
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 10:12:04
staying in a one room, two bed with shower--exactly what
There is just enough simplicity in this space that I
don't feel bored.
I had a great breakfast conversation with my B&B
hosts: an open-face quesadilla
[discernible ingredients--tortilla, jack cheese, chili
powder, salsa, scrambled egg].
We got to know each other without delving into pedigree
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 10:15:42
stated in a previous email, there is a drought; hence
there is the need to conserve water.
Even though I've stayed in major hotels that encourage
their patrons to be conscious about water usage (reuse
towels, don't leave the spigot running unnecessarily,
etc.), I'm finding that I feel more at ease within the
confines of this B&B.
Perhaps, because I am here to cutback on activity. Whereas
with business-related travel, one has to remain mindful
that there are many activities with an objective to be
met that is of equal priority.
Being stuck in a hotel all day, retreating with all the
amenities as a perk, only to be granted fifteen minute
breaks to relieve one's self, is not the same as reclusion
in a sparsely supplied B&B with the ability to sit
as long as one wishes.
What a relief!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 10:10:48
I've gained the sense that the B&B owners like horsies.
In the welcome packet, I was asked to not feed the horsie--not
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 12:46:02 PM
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