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Sunday, February 25, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Along the north shore we found this spot where there were cliffs so we just had to stop and take a look!
The packed beaches of Mar del Plata on a beautiful sunny day!
Leaving Mar del Plata was very hard.....saying goodbye for an unknown amount of time to parents/grandparents that are over 80.
Our last night in Buenos Aires where we were treated to a good bye party by our family.
Ready for a night on the town in Mar del Plata
Ivana, Lisa, Sara, Darren and Breanna
On a coastal beach north of Mar del Plata.....I believe this was Mar Azul
Me and Lisa at Mar Azul
Enjoying a drink at a sidewalk cafe in Villa Gesell, about an hour north of Mar del Plata. Beautiful seaside town with great shopping and beautiful beaches.
A panoramic photo of the port in Mar del Plata
The Central Casino in Mar del Plata.....a great pic taken by my daughter Lisa....love the reflection
Yes, that is a car just outside the kitchen!
A family Barbeque in our rented house.....we are eating in the garage, where the car was in the pic above! : ) Below is John cooking the meat outside in the patio.
The cousins out on the town! The Bars and Dance Clubs don't open until 1 am and usually close around 7 am!!!! Crazy, huh!
Sara and Lisa the day we arrived in Bs. As., Argentina
Lisa and Breanna with their cousin's daughter Morena......such a little doll!!! (or 3 dolls ;))
The house we rented in Mar del Plata. (John, Darren and Lisa)
One of the only family dinners we had with John's mom and 2 sisters together.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Just returned from a three week trip to Argentina to visit my husband's family. My husband, four children and I left on January 26 and returned February 17. We had beautiful warm, sunny weather and missed most of the very cold, blustery winter weather here at home. John spent most of Saturday after we got home, digging out the laneway and cars. The neighbours tried to keep up for us but it was just too much! I'm glad I missed it ;)
Our trip was "interesting" to say the least. Argentina is a very different culture to Canada. They drive like maniacs, never observing rules of the road, crowding 5 lanes of traffic into two....but for the most part they don't drive as fast as we do here. We had to buy food daily and if you don't get it in the morning, you sometimes have to wait until late afternoon as most places close from noon until 4pm. There is much walking to do and the sidewalks are often treacherous with uplifted slabs of stone and dog doo-doo. You never look up while you walk ;) I don't know how they get everything done in a day when they have to work a job as well as keep house, etc.
John's family is a whole other story that I won't go into in a blog. They are of Italian descent and mixed with the whole Argentina culture, it makes for volatile situations. When we left, everyone was still alive and kicking LOL I'll leave it at that ;)
Here's a pic of us along the coast of Argentina south of Mar del Plata