No real story to tell today! I just wanted to post some of the last shots I had in the folder of “things just too pretty/interesting not to share!”
Since T and I walked around the city the whole time (with our biggest cab trip to the Palermo neighborhood to Jumbo–a huge department store–to pick up some stuff we knew they had), we got to see some of the nifty architecture and squares. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times–Argentinians love their public spaces. Lunch hours are made for sitting on the grass in your local park, soaking up the sun, drinking mate, and people watching. In one of the squares near our hotel, we saw a whole promotional set-up for the World Cup. Not sure who was advertising, but we had lunch nearby, and people kept on showing up. By the end of the lunch hour, there was a whole marching band. Surreal.
In other news, we are (fingers crossed!) getting our household goods on Monday! We were alerted they made it through customs and were on their way to us a few days ago. (Not sure why it takes us 11.5 hours to drive from BA to Ituzaingo, but takes our stuff close to 5 days–is it taking a vacation in Chile or something? Visiting Igauzu Falls?) We’re incredibly happy to be getting our blu-ray player, movies, bikes and I’m excited for my long-sleeve work shirts. We realized that we probably didn’t need all of the things we put in the connex. (Pro Tip–don’t pack your household effects THE DAY YOU LEAVE THE COUNTRY. Never. Again.) However–it will be entirely worth it just for these little things! Since we only have one car, and Thomas is the only one who drives stick, I am particularly excited for the bicycles T and I got each other for Christmas. Now I can go to the store and pick up stuff without hoofing it for half an hour, or having to wait for T to drive me!