February 19, 2012

Offline and Entering the Pueblos

This past Wednesday our boss mentioned that she had been thinking about our Spanish progress and was wondering if we would be interested in taking a week off from “school” to head out for a rural family visit. She thought it might be good to change our routine and allow us to practice and apply what we have been learning.

The catch: she asked us if we would be willing to go to separate places.

Oftentimes couples take longer than individuals to learn new languages because they rely on one another for the newly acquired language and talk with one another in their first language. We of course were sad to think about being apart, but know that this will be good for us in the long run.

So we are heading out tomorrow morning.  Cassie is headed to EstelĂ­ to live and work with a family who owns a second hand clothing store.  Kevin is going to La Concepcion to work on a farm and with a church.  We won’t have access to e-mail or the internet, but we will save our stories and pictures for a future blog post.

Have a great week!

“You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

-Walter Hagen         


Anonymous said...

have fun!

Evonne said...

By the time you read this you will be back....we are thinking of you "down in the sun" (and warmth).
Sounds sooo good to us in the PNW right now. :)
Wishing for some curry with ya. I tried a new recipe and it was really yummy!
But WELCOME BACK and happy reunion together.