Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crazy Faces

 Yesterday was so packed full that this morning we are all walking around like zombies.  We tried to focus on things for the girls because they've had their fill of museums.  The fist part of the journey was to take the bus which is always an adventure in and of itself.  There are a bunch of different bus businesses and they all compete and cram themselves into the bus stop areas.  Each bus varies completely from the others.  Sometimes they are really old and nasty and some are nicer.  The drivers all have their own personalities too.  The one we were on yesterday was young and he drove like a maniac.  He would floor it and we'd take off at full speed and then he'd slam on the brakes right before we hit the bus that was stopped in front of us.  There were two times that Rocky actually kind of let out a little scream because she thought we were going to crash.  The up-side was that we got there quickly and in one piece.
We finally did eat at the Pollo Feliz.  It was delicious but I can't figure out why the chicken is so happy. 
 The chicken came with the salad bar and the girls ate their weight in watermelon. 
 I don't know if it was something in the air or the lack of naps but these two little jammers were wild. 
Our next stop was to see Valiente.  It has been out in the U.S. for a while now but it just came out here and they have been dying to see it.  Since they have a daily dose of cartoons and advertising on Disney Junior they are well informed in all the upcoming releases.
 After it was over Daisy said that it was "scary."  I thought it was really cute but for me it was a little scary too because it is about the conflicts between the mom and the daughter.  I can see myself in about 12 years with three adolescent girls who adore their dad and are driven crazy by their mom.  I'm serious when I say that I cried through the whole thing.  I'm thinking it was partly because I'm pregnant and emotional, partly because I know it is going to be hard, and partly because I know that the relationship between moms and daughters is something super special. 
It also made me think that even though it is tough while they are young I had better enjoy them how they are before they grow up forever.

Our next stop was to get ice cream.  I know...a movie and ice would think that we had mutated into a completely different family.  The secret is that on Wednesdays the movies are discounted and the ice cream is 2 for 1.  When you know that it isn't surprising that the Rigbys are first in line.
I love the ice cream here.  It is a little bit more icy and really refreshing.

It was really hot and muggy outside but we thought that we could go back to the Cerro de las Campanas and play at the park for a few minutes.  I learned that the reason it is called the Hill of the Bells is that there is so much metallic residue in the rocks that you can hit them together and they sound like bells. 
 While we were headed up these beautiful stairs the first thunder started.
 We ended up taking refuge for about a half hour in the hallway of the bathrooms. 
 Here we go with more crazy facial expressions. 
 After the rain let up we were able to walk home and stopped to get tacos and tortas for dinner. 
In the U.S. we hardly ever drink soda but we've developed a habit of ordering drinks since we've been here.  This may be because the drinks and the water are the same price, and it might be because the soda tastes so much better here because it is made with real sugar.  It also could be because there is something really fun about drinking it out of glass bottles.  No matter what the reason is we are going to be in a pickle when we get home and have to break the habit.  Hopefully we can be consoled by the ability to drink from the tap.


Lindsey and Isaac said...

You guys sound like you are having so much fun! I want to try the ice cream there. Maybe you will be sad to leave, but we'll be glad to have you guys back!

Micha said...

I really needed to hear your "enjoy them while they are young" comment today. Thanks for saying that.