And yet another friend offered to make me dinner the other night.
His house is in a very rural area, with a herd of cows watching from the next field.
Before dinner we took a short hike along the lake. The forecast had called for rain, but fortunately it stayed clear.
The trail follows the curving shoreline. He runs about 15 miles at a time and much faster than I do, so hiking seemed like a better bet for me.
It was too close to the day's end to walk long, so we headed back before it could get dark. Besides, I was hungry. Shrimp and pesto fettuccine, bread, plenty of malbec. Not too bad and it was nice to have someone cooking for me.