a day for lounging....
we're quite comfortable here at the hotel. so much so that I really need to force myself to leave. we've only been here a short time but the hotel staff has gone out of their way to acknowledge us and make us feel very comfortable. most mornings we meet downstairs for breakfast and almost everyday someone from the hotel stops by to shake our hand, say good morning and chat for a bit. it all seems so civilized.
today was a very late breakfast. so late that we were there to watch them turn the room over for their brunch/lunch service. it was all rather exciting and beautiful to look at....racks of duck being pushed out from the kitchen on a cart....a giant fish covered under a massive pile of the most beautiful salt....sections of wheatgrass being rolled out....all very fun. of course, I was more interested in the desserts....while we didn't partake, I did stop to snap a few photos:
I did finally find my way to the fitness center to use the treadmill for a while (easiest/cleanest way to get any exercise here) but after that spent most of my day holed up in my room...ventured out for just a little bit in the afternoon:
....looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow...we are expecting a few colleagues from the states to join us this week! oh, and we'll probably be moving out of our beautiful hotel this week into a more permanent location. all good things must come to an end, but...it'll be nice to finally settle in, have a kitchen and a place to do laundry.