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... the kids were waiting for me as I came around the corner. Harris had made a sign for me that said, "Welcome back, mom." It was so good to see them.
Hugs and kisses. Kisses and hugs. Then off to the car for the drive home. Fortunately, the traffic wasn't too bad. We made a Starbucks stop along the way.
When we got home, I waited outside while they went and brought the dog out. She was so excited to see me.
It was wonderful to be home!
... shoes off, all things out pockets, full body scan and, with luck, a wish for good travels from one of the attendant officers). We jet off at about 17h00, to fly 17 hours to a place which is 12 hours ahead of local time – a good way to mess up your body clock. Even with this amount of plane time in mind, looking two weeks back, this would not have been a disincentive. Adios America, the land of dimes, gallons, inches and miles.
This summer I'm excited to say that I'm heading to London and the Netherlands for 5 weeks. Yes, 5 weeks.
NEH, the National Endowment of the Humanities, has seminars and institutes each summer in the US and in other countries for teachers to learn about particular topics and hopefully incorporate into their classrooms. There is a lot of competition for these programs as they take 15-25 ...
... had cheese & the girls had Cheese & Shrimp (or prawns! Very popular food here). Pupusas are a traditional Salvadoran dish, a thick, handmade tortilla traditionally filled with cheese, pork & refried beans. They are served with curtido (lightly fermented cabbage slaw with red chillies & vinegar). It is quite a difficult process to make these (I know, I've tried!) & these Salvadoran ladies were super quick!
... hire companies but my experience was fantastic. I wasn't sure what the outcome would be when I dropped off a different car to the one I drove away in. When I explained the whole scenario about the GPS (and the fact that it was the GPS not the Mustang that was at fault) they were very apologetic about the impact it had on me. They reduced the hire rate by $300 as the replacement car was a cheaper rate than the Mustang! Yeah! Can't say I was very impressed with ...
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