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... to not get too far behind. And I still want to finish the blogs from my Austria trip!
P.S. I'm again eagerly awaiting how many steps I'm going to get every day on my Fitbit. I even walked way more than I had to at the Dallas airport, to try and get some extra steps in. And it worked! I managed to just meet my daily goal of 10,000 steps!
Daily Step Count = 10,260
Miles Walked = 4.55
... you're like 'now I can never go back'. Of course they don't export it. Dammit.
Anyway, not satisfied that we had drunk enough, they treated us to a margarita and some nachos at the end of the tour. The guys that we were on the tour with had omitted to eat anything beforehand, so I believe they were feeling pretty drunk by this point. One of them was Mexican/American and recommended we visit a town not far from Guadalajara (namely, Guanajuato, where I'm writing this ...
... variations: blanco, reposado, and finally anejo.
He also told us of several other distilleries in town, other than Jose Cuervo and Sauza , that were worth visiting.
Of interest to us was the second oldest company, Reyes, founded in the mid 1800’s, which produced tequila only 5 days per year from food fired ovens. Another point of interest to us was La Cofradia, ...
... Another interesting thing is that here "La flauta" is the recorder. The instrument that we think of as the flute is called "la flauta dulce".) After the children played "Ode to Joy" Daniel asked me to play something on the keyboard for the kids. I played "Far From Home", the song that Oyvind wrote when he was living with us, mostly because it's the only song I know from memory! The kids also had a chance to ask me some questions in English ...
... see below for further detail on that topic*). When I finally managed to get them under control, I didn't bother with having them sing the whole song each time it was a child's turn to improvise (the second group did get to do that). The improvisation was supposed to be during the 3rd phrase of the song, and then everyone was supposed to echo it on the 4th. After a lot of coaxing I was able to get each child to make up a simple body percussion sequence to the ...