Yesterday, which was Christmas, we went back out to Fantasy Island. It started off well, it was a beautiful day. Here we are sitting under the branches of a Palo Verde tree. Its bark is green and is capable of carrying on photosynthesis when the tree has dropped its leaves. We were happy at that point, with no hint of the troubles ahead.
Three pairs of shoes came today. One was ruled out immediately. These two are still in the pool for being kept. I'm hoping the hiking shoes will work out. My current pair is from 2008, and is reaching end of life. These are from Patagonia and have a very stiff sole which is good for the local rocks. Annnnnd, they are not Gortex.
spatchcocking a game hen here. We were going to do them last night, but the little buggers were still frozen, and neither one of us were really in the mood for an elaborate dinner. They are now Boxing Day dinner.