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Pueblo Garzon Neighbor

BY Lisa Lindblad

March 9, 2014

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Just a long weekend in Pueblo Garzon that was full of jaunts..to La Huella for Sunday lunch, of course, checking out Alium’s new look on the Garzon square (fabulous), a site inspection of the Vik’s new Bahia Vik and lunch at La Susana, their new beachside restaurant with Betancourt’s yummy food.  But it is my furry friends that make my heart sing..the dogs that traipse through the garden now that our wooden fence has made way for the wire gaucho fence, the chickens and roosters that happily peck for bugs in the emerald green lawn (in three weeks we have received 40% of the year’s rainfall), the cats that seem endlessly hungry, and my lovely horses.

I found this gorgeous guy grazing among the hydrangeas when I arrived back this evening.  We had a quiet talk.

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The Mallmann Diaspora