Oulad Berhil

Today was a rest day.

Our room at Prestige du Souss

After breakfast we had tea and played cards in the garden.

Tea and cards

Next we went for a walk in the village.

Roger outside our Riad
Duke and Roger buying pastries.

Then Duke decided to get a haircut.

The barbershop
Getting his beard trimmed
All done

While Duke and Roger were in the barber shop Gayle and I sat under a tree in the square.

Gayle and I waiting outside the barber shop.

First a wonderful 16 year old student stopped to talk. Her English was perfect! She said she was waiting for the school bus to take her home Her name is Ibtissam.

Ibtissam and me

Lots of young kids were walking by us. There was lots of giggling and a few shy waves and bonjours. Then a group of boys came over to talk to us and suggested a picture.

We thought maybe they came over on a dare.

Duke’s haircut took a long time but finally he was done. It looks good although it’s the shortest I have ever seen his hair.

He got a beard and mustache trim too.

We had another great dinner.

Beef tagine with prunes

Ouirgane to Oulad Berhil

Today we continued driving south and a bit west to the town of Oulad Berhil. The distance was only 72 miles but it took us 4 hours. We went through the High Atlas Mountains. The scenery was stunning, the road was narrow and windy and we went over an almost 7000 foot pass.

Road construction
The road ahead
Rest stop
The route coming down from the pass.
Our fearless driver.

The place we are staying, Prestige du Souss, is a beautiful restored old house with a relaxing, peaceful garden. They have a book with pictures of what it looked like before they restored the house.

The garden

We played cards, relaxed and then had a great meal. The owners primarily speak French so Roger and I got to practice a bit of our French.

Tea on arrival