The Nuttery - Day 2
02.05.2009 - 02.05.2009 72 °F
The early birds get up and chat. The rest of us trickle in slowly, yawning and stretching.
I'm a little groggy from staying up late celebrating life and making new friends. But, I have a smile in my heart and a grateful soul and that goes a long way.
Hey! Are those Spanish tortillas? yum! Thanks for sharing, Nick!
I wish I could bring some of the pre-packaged ones home, they are so delicious! (In the states, you might see these as "Fritattas". They also call them Spanish omeletes.)
I hear Vance makes the best Bloody Marys. I'm sure they're great if you're into all that, but I just can't do the tomato juice or horseradish (shudder).
Some people head into town to check out the wine festival in Falset. Some stay and chat, basking in the sun and lounging by the pool. Some people help clean up last night's mess. Some play badminton and Frisbee. Some get their outfits together. There was even a girl there doing massage!
I can't recall, but I think it was Becky that brought some "Cava". I didn't know what they were talking about. But, apparently its Spanish Champagne. You cannot call sparkling wine Champagne unless it's from Champagne in France. So, this is the Spanish version.
I debated on napping like some of the others, but I was just having too much fun!
Instead, I headed to town with Vance, Jason, and Jim to pick up some supplies. The wine shops are great! They have some big chunks of cured meat, super stinky cheeses, and tasty sweets to boot. Plus - all variety of pate and sauces and seasonings I've never heard of.
The town is quaint and beautiful. Wrought iron and big heavy wood doors. I wish I brought my camera, but I'll come back tomorrow and spend more time. We need to get back to the house with the goodies.
Dinner is unbelievable! By that time a lot more people have arrived, and also brought their own dishes. A little of everything. Talk about a smorgasbord - mmmmm!
I was so busy enjoying eating that I didn't take pictures of the food. That's totally unlike me . I wonder if anyone recorded the menu. hm.
Each meal here has been spectacular. I can't quite believe my luck!
I also met Charles who makes wine in Falset "Mas Gran Montsant". www.masgran.com
After dinner, a local DJ starts to work his magic and I really like his style.
People start to get moving. There was a girl fire dancing (but I can't recall her name... little help?). She was great, and I got a couple of nice pictures. What a great outfit!
Adam really knows how to build a fire, I've gotta hand it to him. They somehow magically hauled some behemoth that looked like the entire root-ball of a tree onto the fire, and that puppy stayed hot all night! I didn't get a picture, but Charlie did:
I danced and danced and talked around the fire, and danced and danced some more (and took a picture or 2 .
There were a few DJ's over the course of the night (and the weekend). They were all masters of their art (anyone have names for the record?). I know Tim Kidney and Tony Tee, but not sure of the others. Here's Tony doing his thang from Char's pics:
Tim and Tony:
Here are a few of the other DJ's. The one on the left, the one sitting, and the guy on the far right. Does anyone recall names?
I was pretty tired since I hadn't had much sleep or a nap, so I didn't stay up until dawn like some of the others, but I held my own until the wee hours (probably 3ish).
I'm not sure what ended up in the kitty, but I AM sure that it wasn't nearly enough after seeing all that Karen and Adam did for all of us. All hail to the King and Queen!!! SALUD!!!