And then—the ladies joined us. Wow! They surely did have little Gulna all tidied up and quite nicely so. And—right now she sure did not look at all “little.” It was pretty obvious that Tim was finding the new view more than just a little satisfactory. Jessica said why didn’t we take our drinks up to the after deck while the table was being set for supper. We did, taking the sodas the ladies had asked for. Jessica declared then that Gulna would sit next to her while we ate so they could chat. Natasha and Katie would translate for them. As you can see, Our Jessica was really an extremely nice lady.
Golly Ned! This is so beautiful, it is almost unbelievable; starting with what must be the most glorious, sunny late afternoon you could wish for. Everywhere are fully-leafed trees, many with buds and some in flower. Song birds are fluttering between the trees and butterflies hover above the scattered, blossoming flowerbeds. All of these, dotting lush green lawns that seem to go on forever.
In the near-distance, with a winding, tree-lined road leading to it, we can see one of the most beautiful edifices one could imagine. Not a castle type; not a palace either. It looks mostly like a beautiful large home or perhaps manor house; cream colored walls, leaded glass windows and ornate carved doors all under an ornate red mission-tile roof. As we draw closer we hear the strains of beautiful organ music filling the air. How peaceful; how in keeping with the atmosphere.