Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I definitely missed sharing stuffed turkey and gravy and apple pie with my parents and sister . . . but, a few days after Thanksgiving, I joined my cousins in Sayulita, a tiny beach town on the Pacific Coast. I had a fabulous time playing on the beach with my little cousins Nora, Charlie, and Owen. I felt at home visiting with family - in English! – playing cards, building sandcastles, eating fish tacos, and swimming, of course! If Jonathan, Dana, Janet, or Dick check this blog post, thank you so much for a memorable week in Casa Botellas. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!
Every morning from 8 until 10, Monday through Thursday, I joined about 20 theater majors for a beginning contemporary dance class. They were all so sweet in welcoming me even though I’m definitely not an actress! I had fun learning new expressions (the word for push-up in Spanish is the equivalent of “lizard!”), and we formed a special bond through waking up to dance class first thing each morning. For our final exam / recital this morning, we performed a tango routine from Moulin Rouge that we’ve been working on all term and another combined choreography that included swing dance music and Brittany Spears ;) – Some of the photos are from a dress rehearsal and others are from the final performance.
Unfortunately, I just have one group photo of my literature classmates with our visiting professor.