Marjorie's ramblings

By walkingMarj

Similarities and differences

First of all, an apology for the delay in posting from Saturday onwards. It's been hectic.

Today was my last in Mill Valley. BJ took me to one of the local shopping malls, to REI. The weather is so much hotter than I expected, so I needed to buy some extra clothes.

After a false start, with a poor young male assistant who looked horrified when I asked about women's sizes, I had good help and found 2 pairs of trousers and a long sleeved shirt. All fit me!

The traffic around Mill Valley was manic, so BJ put me on an earlier bus to the airport to make the 3pm rendevous with the photo group. After the bus left, I received a text to say that a flight was delayed so not to go until a couple of hours later. Too late of course.

A few of us had journeyed earlier in the week, but the poor souls who were on a flight today were very late arriving. There are 8 of us plus the tutors. I made a fatal error of asking how many there would be. "Oh," I said, "that's 8 photographers and you two".  Since the tutors are both professional photographers, they picked up on this and it's become the running joke of the week. They are now our designated "drivers" and have to sit at a separate table from the "photographers". You probably have to know the people to appreciate the joke.

We arrived at our hotel at about 11.30pm. It's a rather bizarre place. We each have a room with 2 double beds and a kitchen area, plus an en suite bathroom. Tired decor and in need of refurbishment are the words that come to mind. It's clean and the air con what is not to like?

And so to bed.

Oh yes, I've been discussing similarities and differences, mainly differences, between our cultures with BJ all week.

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