What we've been up to

>> September 28, 2009

So time is already flying by for us here. We don't feel like we're that busy but this first month has come and gone. So here is how we have been spending our time.

Here are our Slovenian couchsurfers that stayed a couple nights in the loft. Maja and Rok.
This is the church were we do the Wednesday night worship nights with the students called Encuentro.

Some people have expressed seeing more of the school. So here is the outside of the building where you can see the sign for Acento.This is the metro station that they just finished recently. The area had been torn up for years. It looks great now.
Sarah standing at the entrance of the school.
Up the stairs
Everyone is greeted at the front desk. This is Mercedes, who works in the evenings. She's great!
Once in awhile we take the students to play bingo with with the men at a nearby retirement home. The men love to kiss the girls on the cheek and love to win.
Sarah calling the numbers
These next pictures were from the Night of the Museums in Seville, where all the museum had special events going on, had no entrance fee, and were open late into the night. The first was the museum of fine arts. The building was an old convent, which was a beautiful place to house the art.
There was an amazing female classical guitarist playing in one of the patios. Believe me when I say AMAZING.
Then we took a bus to the other side of town to the Popular Arts Museum where there was a flamenco show in the center patio. This dancer was intense.
Downstairs were a bunch of set-up scenes of what stuff looked like. Of course I was interested in the guitar shop.

Then walked across the courtyard into the Archaeological museum. Lots of interesting statues and sculpture that are too old to comprehend. There was another guitar concert. This guy was good, but played some pieces that were pretty strange, so we only stayed for a bit.

The next night went to the Alameda de Hercules for the Alamedando. 1 Euro buys you the cup, 1 Euro for each drink, then you sell your cup back for 1 Euro at the end of the night. We thought it was genius because the city gets trashed every night from people drinking and leaving their trash.At the same time was the Tapeando. They gave everyone a booklet with list of restaurants and the food they were selling for cheap. We had all eaten so we decided to go for the ice cream. Here we are with our couchsurfer Lauren.
Gui and Leah really enjoying their ice cream.
Sarah was excited to see the chocolate that they poured in the bottom of the ice cream cone. She tried to get at it a little too early and total chocolate carnage ensued.
Then on Sunday we packed some sandwiches to eat along the river.
Sarah couldn't eat all of her sandwich so she shared.
Then we felt the call of the open waters and rented ourselves a paddle boat.
We took turns paddling. Sitting in the back was a lot nicer.

We were happy to do our part in cleaning up the river. Thanks to Gui's "precision of the movement" (as he called it). He steered while Leah grabbed the bottles.
Titanic pose. Very true to the original I think.
a lot more awkward
So that is our life in the city right now.
For those of you who think all we do is play around and siesta, it may seem that way, but we promise its not.


Rhonda September 28, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

Yeah, yeah, yeah - extended vacation. That's what I keep saying! And good for you. Enjoy every minute of it!!!!

Alexander September 28, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

any IT work needed in that area? Looks like a fun life over there

Happynhanford September 28, 2009 at 6:27 PM  

You are blessed! Siesta and play...a little work! Nice friends, great landscape. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Love ya!

Anonymous October 5, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

Hope all is well! I have a quick question for you: Annie and I are in Hanford right now and we wanted to use my giant rubber bands, but they aren't here and I think you borrowed them some time ago, so I was wondering if you knew where I can find them?


Jordan October 6, 2009 at 2:02 AM  

Hey Cory,
Nope...haven't seen the rubber bands in a long time.. I thought I remember hearing about Dennis using them for a date or something.

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