Saturday, Nov 19, 2016

It’s been a quiet day. I did run this morning since I didn’t do it on yesterday. I don’t really get what is going on. I feel like it is harder for me to breathe on my runs that it was a couple of months ago. Not much I can do about it. I just stop and walk, then start up again when I feel like I’ve got my breath back.

I did get out again for a short walk in the afternoon, but most of my day was spent inside working on my coaching biz. The weather continues to be warm and nice, so I get to enjoy a bright sunny day looking out the window at my desk.

Michelle, Heidi, and I met up with Scott and Colleen, and Pam and Eddy for dinner at Fabiano’s. I think Fabiano’s makes the best pizza in Cuenca. I was surprised, being Saturday night, that it wasn’t busier. We met at 6:30 pm so it may have been early by Ecuadorian standards.

It was fun talking and eating together for a couple of hours. Michelle got to meet our friends here, and in the process learn more about living in Ecuador from them. I learned why “Disco Inferno” plays on the TV in Fabiano’s. I guess the owners used to live in the States at one time, maybe during the 70’s, when Soul Train, Solid Gold, and American Band Stand ruled the airwaves. Now these shows rule the airwaves inside Fabiano’s. It’s kind of fun to watch.

After we finished eating, and when we were done talking, we asked the server to bring us our left over pizza that had been boxed up, probably a half-hour earlier. I couldn’t believe that the pizza and box was warm when they handed it to us. They had put our leftovers in an oven and kept them warm for us.

This had us all laughing because we were so full from what we did eat, no one was going to be eating anything any time soon. We said goodbye to one another, and the three of us hopped in a taxi. As the door was closing Scott told us to enjoy eating our warm leftover pizza on our ride home. I guess I could offer the cabbie a slice. 😉

As we made our way home I tried to orient Michelle to the directions of the streets we traveled on, and their relationship to the major cross streets that surround our house. Maybe tomorrow I will drop Michelle off in El Centro and see if she can find her way home. She is just the type of person who could handle it, no problem.