Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

22 July 2016

(Mini) Family Vacation!

Education – ranging from kindergarten to upper-elementary to college (and beyond), in at least two languages – is the “hub” around which family life had to operate during the past semester. The implications, especially the fixed academic schedules (one in the mornings, another in the afternoons, and the other two in the evenings), made coordinating “down time” as a family a real challenge. So it was a treat to be able to take the long holiday weekend (including “Constitution Day”) and go on a mini vacation as a family!

We made “La Casita” (at Campamento Emanuel on the coast) our base.

E & DJ made “wind cars” with JM’s help.

We always enjoy the flora and fauna at the camp.

On Saturday, we took a drive further east...

Looking from Punta Ballena toward Piriápolis and Pan de Azucar...

Looking from Punta Ballena toward Punta del Este...

A favorite: Los Dedos in Punta del Este!
The day was so cold, the site wasnt even crowded!

[Can you spot the Lilliputians?] J

The day was so windy and the sea so choppy,
there was sea foam on the Rambla in Piriápolis!

We ate supper at Don Vito in Atlántida. Chatting after the meal with our server Mario, he and I figured out that we had lived just up the street from each other when we were kids in Minas!

We celebrated our 17th Anniversary – explaining the occasion to DJ as “our family’s birthday!” (He liked that explanation!) J

[Photo credit: our very own E!]

We’re thankful!

(And I’m especially thankful to not be teaching second semester! I’m looking forward to getting some editing, translation, and future class prep work done...)

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