Day's Ride: 0 Miles
There isn't really
much to write about today. Just a lazy day in Medellin. Byron and Isabel made it
into Medellin last night and then showed up at the Shamrock today at noon, and
we spent the afternoon hanging out. We walked to the mall to hunt for Christmas
presents; Isabel's sister in law is from just outside of Medellin and they are
going to the family Christmas party. Walking through Medellin, at least in the
Poblado Neighborhood, feels like being back in the States or possibly Europe.
Everything is very clean and modern.
arrived in the mall and started shopping (ewww!). I did see something kind of
store, called "Americanino" was founded in Italy....huh?
Oh well. After a
few minutes of walking around the mall, Byron and I couldn't stand it anymore
and left Isabel to her own devices while we went to the food court and did man
stuff.....like order ice cream cones.
After the mall we went to their
Hostel to check out the BMW that they are riding. They bottomed out yesterday
coming into Medellin and smashed their oil pan pretty good; now they've got a
slight leak going. They just aren't having great luck with their bike. Luckily
Byron is an ace mechanic and can pretty much fix anything!
eventually made our way back to the Shamrock where Byron and Isabel met Al and
Al's ferocious guard dog Missy:
we were hanging out in the Shamrock, I looked around and found that Al had an
Oregon license plate on his wall! Oh sweet Oregon, how I miss you!
also got a lot of funny stuff up on his walls. Case in point:
Dinner tonight we strolled on over to the popular Colombian chain (not sure if
it's really a Colombian chain) "Crepes and Waffles".
I ordered two entrées, the waitress wasn't sure that I knew what I was asking
for and had to get her manager who spoke a little English to make sure the big
bald gringo really wanted all of that food. Of course I do, I'm a real American,
and real American's eat lot's and lot's of food!
swear, wherever I go in the world outside of the USA, I can never get enough to
eat. It's a constant struggle to make sure I'm getting my 3,000-5,000 calories a
Sorry for not really posting anything motorcycle related. Today was
totally an off day. Tomorrow Al and I (and possibly Byron and Isabel) are going
to ride out to Guatape and see the sights. That's all for now.