Sunny Sunday

The sun finally appeared in BsAs on Sunday! Lili, Hugo and the two children arrived the night before. They picked me up in their car and we went walking about for a while. We stopped for a coffee and chat and then went to get dinner much later–around 10pm. This one was my treat-a nice asado at a nice place. Their son Nicolas really loves his meat-he was one happy boy! But there was so much meat the five of us could not finish it! Next morning they picked me up again at my homestay apt. at about 11 a.m. We went to La Bocca. This area is near the water and has one main section devoted to touristas on the weekend. It´s quite colorful with street players, dancers of tango and folkloric, cafes with outdoor seating spreading over small streets with no motor traffic. There’s an array of endless vendors with many unique and delightful objects for sale. The bario also holds a football stadium for the home team and a terrific football museum which we toured. We had lunch in La Bocca in a typical Italian restaurant serving homemade pastas. Yummy! Then we set out for Abasto, another bario, and abasto shopping-the big indoor shopping mall in BsAs. They have a huge play area there for children ikncluding exciting, colorful rides and games with the feeling of a county fair-only indoors and permanent. We stop for icecream too. It’s amazing-think gellato! Think dulce de lecce and chocollate gellatto! Fantastico! Then we shopped more and finally settled on a small break before dinner. They dropped me at my place and promised to return in an hour or so. But they were very late, maybe almost 3 hrs! When they arrived I learned their car had been towed from the hotel area. It seems they had parked in a no park zone-unmarked of course and no on informed them. When they came out of the hotel they found their car gone and thought it had been stolen. Then they learned it had been towed. So, they had to take a taxi to the impound lot and pay 200 pessos to get it back. That’s only $50. so I tolk Hugo he got off easy. Actually given the exchange rate it’s probably similar! Finally when we found apizza place for dinner, the children were starving and so were the adults! One man was holding a table for 5 or 6 for him and his wife. The waiter in the crowded place told him he had to give it up for us. We were pleased to egt a table but I am sure this guy heard it from the wife when she returned from the powder room! We took a leisurely dinner of yummy pizza with roquerfort–my favorite and beer and chatted until maybe 1 a.m. It was a super visit and we were all sad to part. Today I received another invitation from Lili to visit again in Santa Fe-not just a cople of days, but for many days, she says! This is now an important part of my Argentine family and I am eager to see them again!

About tangobunny

Pastor Bunny went on sabbatical leave to Argentina July 28-November 4, 2010, funded by a pastoral renewal grant from the Lily Foundation. It was her second visit to AR. Since then she's been back three more times and toured the country. She loves the Argentine people as much as the tango and calls Argentina her other home.
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1 Response to Sunny Sunday

  1. Thea says:

    Fantastico mama. Todo lo que estas haciendo es fantastico. Me impresionas mucho con tu espiritu de aventura.

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