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So 5 days until the long drive out west, and I'm finally getting excited about it. Not that I wasn't before, it's just that now that it's almost here, the excitement level is rising. I'm at home for the last time for a while and then I'll head back to Taylor for a last few days of hanging with the guys from my wing (floor of my dorm) (now being referred to as 3C from now on). I'm pumped to watch the Super Bowl and hang all day Monday and Tuesday. We (Max, Ryan, and I) will ...
... of the baby Jesus. Most impressive to the kids were the scenes made out of bread dough (Ecuador, "Flying Camels") and Korean paper (Korea, "When the Magpie Sings"). Here is a PDF document describing all of the nativity scenes in detail.
We then attended Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It is amazing that such an incredible work of art is right here in town. The mass itself is ...
... I just kept myself on Esther (2.5 year-old) duty the whole time.
While there weren't really any "wow" features of the museum, the kids kept busy the entire time we were there. Even Isaac (14) found exhibits to interact with for almost the entire time. The exhibits and activities contained a nice mix of mental and physical engagement that could draw the kids in like ...
... low in the trough.
The waves broke over where we were and just a little bit of my pants got wet but not to worry - this was fresh water and the pants dried nicely. It was hard to get my head around the notion that water and sand do not mean salt water. It would have been good to come at a time when I could have swum in the water and experienced that activity. Something for the bucket list, maybe.
Back home late afternoon after having a ...
... was an area that was obviously where the tourists went to take buggy rides and browse the shops. It reminded me of Montville on a weekend but in American Amish country. It was interesting to see the horses and buggies going along the road shoulder and cars on the road. We saw so many horses and buggies in a small area in such a short period of time and it was not put on for the tourists. That was just how I wanted to see their community.