Apologies for not posting in a while. No news is good news, right? My parents were with us for the last three weeks. We did some nice traveling in the north of Argentina. We visited beautiful towns and landscapes in the northern provinces of Salta and Jujuy. It was my mother’s first visit to Latin America! My parents also followed us in our daily routines here in Mendoza and were quite taken with our many activities and the wonderful people that have come into our lives here.
About two months ago we made the decision to leave our apartment in Mendoza and travel before returning to the U.S. For the last three days we have been packing up our material possessions, assessing just how we will bring everything back. We have almost got it down to a reasonable amount. Tomorrow we are off to Santiago, Chile for the weekend, and then we are off to Bolivia and Peru. In the mean time, a friend has offered us a place to store everything while we are away.
Today was the girls’ last day of school. It was emotional for all of us. They both left school with huge envelopes full of cards and gifts from their classmates. We thanked the staff and teachers and walked away from the school for the last time.
In Peru we plan to spend at least two weeks doing volunteer work at two different sites. One is called Suai Wari, near Cuzco, where we will work with local youth, teaching, playing, and tutoring, as well as helping with chores. And later we will visit a farm closer to the Amazon, where we will also work with local children as well as doing chores on our hosts’ farm. The girls are excited, as are we. We hope it will be a nice way to close out our year abroad. In mid July we return to Mendoza to collect our things and fly home.
There are many pictures that I would like to have posted, including the film of our bike trip, but there just hasn’t been time. Jenny has been much more active with her blog, so better to read her food blog for ‘gastro-oriented’ updates on our travels. See goodlifecooking.com
If time and online access permits, we will post more on the blog during our travels. If not, upon our return I will post some updates with photos. But for now, thanks for reading!