We weren’t supposed to be in Pinar del Rio but our hotel in Vinales fell through and this was the town nearby where a hotel could be found. So, all the time we had in Pinar del Rio was one morning. Just a couple of hours. But oh – such lovely hours.
After breakfast, we hit the streets. Nothing special going on. People moving through their day. Pinar del Rio is a low key town. Tourists don’t generally go there (we may have been in the only hotel in town). We wandered a bit, talked to the locals. The highlight was being invited into two homes. The families so proud of their homes, welcomed us like we were old friends.
On this Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful to have the privilege to travel and meet such kind and gracious people. And make a few images along the way
Below are a few images from each of those homes.
We met the matriarch of this family through her open door . . . A doorway that brought amazing light into the room.
We later met a kind gentleman on his front porch who introduced us to his lovely wife, her beautiful garden and his father-in-law. And check out that typewriter! Such fun!