But here we are having perfect weather. Sunny skies, and high temperature around 24C (75F). A great start to spring!
Got our taxes done yesterday. It wasn't much work actually, our tax situation is pretty simple. It sure is funny putting down our address in Ottawa...we have only spent a few weeks there out of the last five years. But, the government says you have to have a residence, so we'll pretend that's it. They don't have any rules that make it easy for us nomads, so you just have to play their game as best you can.
It's so easy to do Canadian taxes from afar. I use Studio Tax which is free (did I mention that it's totally FREE) software designed for Canadian tax filing online. All receipts and info that we need is available online now, and the Canada Revenue Agency has finally got rid of that ridiculous four digit code that you have needed in past years to file online. Now, it's only your Social Insurance Number and your date of birth. Simple. I've been using that free software for about six years now...it's so easy.
Yesterday, we took a drive over to the town of Concepcion de Buenos Aires about an hour away. We were there in the fall and it was such a clean quiet little town. Well it was still clean, but not so quiet!
Entering Concepcion de Buenos Aires.
We went because we had heard there was some sort of pottery festival. We're not that interested really, but we figured it was something to do for the day. They had the road around the entire square filled with people selling stuff. We wondered how much of it was made in China!!
Many stalls, but not many people. I wonder how they stay in business!
We went for lunch at a nice little typical looking cantina in an ancient building.
Nice old building with lots of character.
Lunch was good. Ruth and I each had a bowl of goat birria. It's a sort of a stew with lots of goat meat. Cost was 60 pesos ($5.00) each, which is a little on the high side. Going by memory, but I think we've had goat birria in Mazamitla for around 35 pesos ($3.00) each. But that was at a market stall, not an actual restaurant.
Going out to enjoy the spring day. Got to do our 45 minute power walk and then do some cleaning on both Sherman and the little blue car.