The art of doing nothing.
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July 6th, 2008 – by: cmgervais
Steve was feeling better and we had a simple but tasty breakfast out on the terrace. It was shady, breezy and pleasant. We then learned that Urfa, our next destination, is really hot these days -- over 40 degrees. Hmmm, I guess thereâ€™s no need to hurry to Urfa. Maybe weâ€™ll stay just a while here in the shadeâ€¦
I was then surprised and delighted to find a wireless connection on the terrace that hadnâ€™t shown up in the room. Fast Internet in the middle of nowhere up here on Mt Nemrut -- I just love technology!
So I was feeling pretty content on the beautiful terrace, with fast Internet, a ready supply of tea, and cows grazing peacefully in the distance.
So we decided to stay. Steve was still not 100% feeling well and went back to bed, where he slept until 2pm. I tried to do the whole relaxation thing, but could only pull it off for about 15 minutes. I then went to work making a day-by-day itinerary and booking hotels for our upcoming 10-day drive along the Aegean coast with our friend Lisa, who is coming from Minneapolis on the 18th. I was quite successful, getting all but one of the hotels I wanted. Very productive day!
The German vacationers were also out on the terrace.
In the evening, we drove up the mountain again. Steve had missed the view and the Big Heads at the summit, so we decided to go back for a second showing. It was just as nice the second time.
Dinner at the hotel was at 9pm. We hadnâ€™t been served lunch and were completely starving by this time, and gobbled down the bread basket. The food was delicious. Spicy vegetable soup, sautĂ©ed vegetables for me and meat and vegetables for Steve, served with a tasty grain of some sort. Very good. It wasnâ€™t such a bad call, staying here another day. But now itâ€™s time to face what Iâ€™ve avoided all day: our room. That twin bed! The Donald Duck fixture! Good god.
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