|The Park Where We Held Class|
Since I had neglected to eat lunch and dinner yesterday, I went out to eat after class. I had three very tasty beef (steak, not ground) tacos with homemade tortillas and a beer for a little bit less than $4.00. After lunch, I went to the beach and met up with the girl from my class. Today, I had remembered to change into my bathing suit, so I took a swim in the ocean. The water was gorgeous. It was a very pleasant temperature and the sun was warm enough to dry me off when I got out, but not so warm that I fried. It was still a bit windy, so we didn't stay too long. It's hard to read when sand keeps blowing into your book.
|Maria Elisa and Me|
After class, I went to the beach with my fellow students for an hour or two. I didn't have much in common with them, but they were nice. I didn't stay long, however, because I had a mission today. Since Rossy doesn't cook much, I decided that the best thing I could do for her was to make a nice dinner for all of us. Mauro needed an introduction to Mexican food and I needed an excuse to drink some wine.
I went to the supermarket on the way home to buy ingredients. Shrimp were quite inexpensive, so I bought a kilo and used them to make shrimp tacos. I was very surprised to discover that there were no corn tortillas in the store. I had to get flour ones, although I did find raw ones that I could cook myself. I sauteed onions and peppers and Rossy made some guacamole. I cooked the shrimp in garlic and olive oil and made a salad of mangoes, jicama and cilantro with oil and lime juice. I also bought a bottle of red Chilean wine. Everything turned out perfectly. Rossy's son, Allen, said I should be on Iron Chef. All in all, I think the dinner was a success. I will be sad to leave this house, even if there isn't any hot water. Mauro has been a nice addition, also. Hopefully, we can see him next week. He doesn't start school until Monday, so he doesn't know anyone else. It will be a bit strange for me to be in a hotel full of foreigners after having been so immersed in the local lifestyle. I am going to miss my Barbie pink bicycle.