We had a looong day drive to get back to San Miguel but got back OK with no problem. Being a day late, we turned up at Mats shop on Tuesday morning to start the body work on Burt. There was no problem with our delay. Mats introduced John to two of his fine mechanics and the two with John’s guidance begun the work. They predicted a the work to last for the week.
We had a place to stay right in the centre of town.
Chris and his kids, who we met last time we were here, offered us to stay at his rented house for a friendly price. He was here on holiday with his delightful kids. Lola 6 and Hugo 1. Unfortunately Chris’ wife could come for the whole length of the vacation due to work so it was just dad and the 2 herberts. They stayed in a great town-house in the centre of the city, walking distance to everything. We got the lovely ensuite bedroom for the week.
Johnny was working all week and I got to hang out with Chris, Lola and Hugo. It was good fun. Plus, Dan (from the Gathering) arrived one day so met him a few times. He found himself around town quite quickly and made mates in no time. In the meantime John and Mats bonded so we kept meeting up with Mats and Eva -his wife almost every evening. They were great fun. Showed us some cool places and invited us to their fantastic home once for dinner and to meet some of their friends. It was an exceptionally great night and a great week!
Last working day was Saturday when it seemed John and the boys fixed one of the biggest problems we had on Burt. Johnny had a day-off on Sunday when we had the last family-day with Chris and children. On Monday we tested Burt which seems fine and John was keen to move on the following day. We had our last night with Mats and Eva with simple Italian and the finest Tequila I’ve ever tasted. Another great night and sad 🙁 goodbyes.
Tuesday morning before we left, we pulled up at Mats shop to settle the bill and take a photo with all. They have been absolutely brilliant to us, we made friends again and hope to see Mats and Eva again…
Thank you Guys!