Saturday, April 7, 2007

Just Slip Some Shrimp on the Barbie, Mate

This morning we woke up to a brilliant sunny day. I checked our outdoor thermometer and it read 34ºC so I thought it would be a great day for a barbecue. Jesús went off to the supermarket to pick up some lamb chops and shish kebabs, and we got out some chistorra (a typical basque sausage) and shrimp that we had in the freezer. Man, was it hot outside, the kids were running around in short sleeves, skirts and no socks; it looked like spring was finally here.
Yeah right.
Once the barbecue was all set up and the girls were playing in their tent, the clouds started to roll in. Luckily, we had just enough time to finish having lunch and pick up the tent when the rain started pouring down. Soon after, we heard something that sounded like someone pouring marbles on the roof, and we looked out to see it was hailing like crazy. That's the weather in Pamplona for ya. Oh well, at least the shrimp were delicious.
Hey, anyone remember this ad?


  1. Don't you like Pamplona weather? Wait a few minutes and it will change.

  2. Yeah, I know. If I wait long enough I'll get some weather I like. too bad it never lasts very long.

  3. We had snow on Saturday and days of freezing weather. We won't see shorts until next week probably! Where in the heck is Spring????

  4. I don't know, but I wish it would hurry up.