Little to report. A day off in La Rioja is enough to see the sights, have lunch, look for a better resturant for tonight (unsuccessfully) and generally agree that moving on tomorrow will be just fine thank you.
The highlight however was the Folklore Museum recommended in the Lonely Planet. We had a personal guided tour from a charming lady who has been to both London and Edinburgh and had very passable English. The museum is devoted to local arts and legends from the pre european times and a colonial house and it's contents.
Should you be in La Rioja for any reason then the Museo Folklórico is a great way to spend a couple of hours.
We were also told that in summer the tempreture here rises into the high 49s or low 50s and there is usually no rain between March and December. The green we have seen is most unusual but great for wine making!
Later. Dinner at the same place was much better. I had the jumbo steak and Mary had pork. Both were excellent. Phew.
Two of our amigos are down with the bot, hopefully to recover by morning.