Trip Start Feb 2007
26Trip End Apr 2009
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So I think in my awful Spanish, I arranged for a triple date somehow. I still don't really know what I said or how it was interpreted, but here is what happened. My friend Jen and I were saying how we wanted to go play pool sometime because there is a place right up the street from where we live. So I told my host sister this one day. That night, I am doing my Spanish homework at the table and my sister comes in with three guys, one who is her boyfriend. She tells me that we are all going to play pool and that I need to go get Jen. So, ok, not a big deal, right? And then we all get together, and it's pretty clear that Jen and I have dates for the night and have been assigned to one of the guys. It was hilarious...Jen and I were like, hmm...we're pretty sure this is a date 'cause guys and girls don't just hang out here...they are never just friends. It all ended up being ok; we just played pool, which i guess girls don't do here...all the girls were just sitting watching their guys play. So we felt a little awkward, but I just think it's ridiculous to just watch "your guy" play pool. We each had our own table, and Jen and I didn't even get to play together as we were at a table with "our dates". So awkward. Then Jen had to go home, but everyone else came back to my house, and my sister and her boyfriend went on the deck, and I was just sitting there with these guys, and my spanish is not so good! But I got my dictionary and tried to have a somewhat intelligent conversation. One of the guys is going to med school to be a cardiologist, so it was pretty interesting talking to him. But they probably felt like they were talking to a three year old the way I was trying to get across my thoughts and ideas!
On Thursday, we get to leave for our next training site and will spend the next 5 weeks there. There are seven of us in the Spec. Ed. group, and they are so great. It's all girls, and we are looking forward to training and hanging out together. We will be on the coast, Sebana de la Mar, and it's one of the top two places to go whale watching, which is in season right now. So I really want to go! It'll be nice to get out of the city. We will also be in the schools for half of the day, so I'm looking forward to that and trying to figure out the kinds of things I will be doing.
In 5 or 6 weeks, we get our cell phones!! This is a pretty exciting event for us because we get free incoming calls and text messages, so I expect to be talking and texting to you all soon! It's still kind of expensive for us to call the states, but texting is pretty cheap, so I can at least do that. I will give you my number when I get it, maybe in a mass email 'cause I'm not sure how safe it is to just post it on a public site?
But that's the news for now! Is the snow melting yet? It's March...and should be Spring!! So weird to think about you guys having snow and cold. I hope it warms up quickly. I am really trying to get some pictures posted up on this, but it's a difficult process right now with public computers and such, but I am trying to figure it out. Adios!
PS, here is a link to my friendīs travel blog site...she can be better about telling stories that we all do, so it might be fun to look at her page. www.jenfoora.blogspot.com.