Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Cindo de Mayo

To celebrate, I am going to take a trip down memory lane to a very special time in my life when I lived in Mexico for a month & a half.
My junior year in college I took a Spanish class in Guanajuato Mexico. My friend Nieva and I lived with a lovely lady in her beautiful home. It was a two story house and Nieva and I shared a room. There was no air conditioner, we were allowed one shower a day, we had to walk a lot and we absolutely loved it! This is a picture of the courtyard which was my favorite place in the house.

Our daily schedule went something like this:
8 am: Wake up and eat breakfast of eggs and ham, bread and fresh squeezed orange juice. Ride bus to school or take taxi if we are running late.
9 am: School from 9 to 1
1 pm: Walked home from school along the winding streets shopping along the way.
2 pm: Ate giant lunches that were soooo yummy.
3 pm: Napped from 3 - 7
7 pm: Took showers and walked to Bar Luna to meet our friends for drinks
10 pm: Danced the night away


We took many day trips to lots of interesting places like Pipila, Queretaro, Los Minos en Guanajuato, Cristo Rey, Puerto Vallarta, Teotihuacan, Las Momias de Guanajuato.

Things we said we never thought we would say:
"I'm tired, I haven't napped in three days!"
"I wasn't passed out, I was just sleeping on my hand!"
"I'm so excited that there are no cockroaches tonight!
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We were very sad to leave Guanajuato. Our parents were shocked when they picked us up at the airport and we were crying because we didn't want to come home. They didn't have queso in Mexico, so the first meal I ate when I came back to Austin was Tex-Mex. I love Guanajuato and someday I hope to go back and visit!

3 comments:

Sherry said...

I'm glad you came back. Check out my blog, I celebrated Cinco de Mayo with my class.

Mindy said...

Wow, that sounds awesome!! What a great experience to have in your life. What a bold adventure, Lisa! And look at those skinny tan legs!! Whooo hoo!!!

Shannan said...

FUN!I wish I would have had the guts to do that in college.

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