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Workcation

Updated: Mar 1, 2023



On our workcation, we are working remotely, taking lovely walks and bike rides, and going on a couple of weekend trips. Last weekend we hopped on a bus for three hours and went to Colonia del Sacramento, a small city that has maintained it's charm dating back to 1680 when the Portuguese settled there and built beautiful stone buildings and cobblestone streets. Maybe someday workcations could mean us contributing to wherever we go in the world.


Cooperative dog ownership in Colonia: One of my favorite things about Colonia was seeing healthy looking happy dogs who roam the streets like first-class citizens with dignified off-leash facial expressions. Sitting in an outdoor cafe, I worried that the dog who had been following us was bothering the young couple at another table. No worries. The young couple joyfully patted the dog, unconcerned about mixing germs and bacteria with their lattes. After standing outside the door of another restaurant because we did not want to open the door for a dog who was waiting to enter, one of the owners opened the door and happily said that Coco is the name of the dog and the restaurant.


I wanted Coco the dog to be in this photo, but the restaurant owner said he likes to walk around and have snacks from other restaurants. He particularly likes barbecue.


Just in case you noticed jackets and long pants, the weather while in Colonia did go down to 60 with wind on Friday. Someone we met in a tea cafe said the sudden weather change was shocking to the system. Saturday was bright and sunny but still a little cool for me. Now we're back to high 70s, lower 80s during the day.


Hover and click to see why these photos remind me of all of you:



Chau for now.








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David Fried
David Fried
Feb 24, 2023

looks like fun, looks like sun, you both look lighter, years younger and less concerned ...🤓from dovid in vermont

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Ellen Gittelsohn
Ellen Gittelsohn
Mar 03, 2023
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Yes, it has helped us lighten up.

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Again... so fun to travel with you. We got 6 inches of snow last night while you had the cooler weather... that cup of tea in the cozy cafe looks yummy. Jim (a true dog-lover) especially loved all the dog news. : ) I love all the colors, music again, and your incredible experience...

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Ellen Gittelsohn
Ellen Gittelsohn
Mar 03, 2023
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Thanks for your comments Annie. It's also good to hear about Jim appreciating the dog news:) I love hearing about the snow. It's fun to connect experiences from different parts of the world.

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