Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Adventures in Argentina

It`s hard to believe that I´m typing this blog in my aunt`s house in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I was born in La Plata, Argentina in 1981. I was given the opportunity on March 22, 2011 to buy a plane ticket to visit my family in Argentina. I haven´t visited Argentina in 28 years. Most of my family members I haven´t seen in 20 years. I`m so thankful that the Lord has given me patience to wait for this specific season. He is so faithful, even when we are unfaithful!

Today, I flew to Argentina with my mom and dad. It was a rocky start to say the least. We were all packed and on time when we were about 2 blocks from our house, when my mom asked me if I had my passport. I told her "no, you have it". She said, "NO!" We turned the car around to head back to the house to look for it. We ran around frantically searching for the missing passport, when it occured to me that my mom gave it to me when I was playing and showing off my new camera. I had placed it in my camera bag without even knowing. I was so upset, stressed out and anxious already, the passport situation really didn´t help. Good thing mom and dad scheduled 4 hours for us to get to the airport and through security.

We arrived at the airport with plenty of time and had no major problems. Mom gave me a "relaxing" pill for the flight and I slept the entire way. I woke up just to eat and then fell back asleep. Later, I woke up to find myself in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

My dad turned to me, while we were waiting at baggage claim,"Hey, look who is over there..Luis Scola." I couldn`t believe it. Luis Scola, a player of the Houston Rockets, was there welcoming me to Argentina. What a greeting! To make the arrival even better mi Tia Raquel, who I haven´t seen in 20 years picked us up at the airport. We are staying with her in Buenos Aires. We went home took una siesta and then went to a delicious restaurant to eat MEAT. The food here is so flavorful. The city is very eclectic. I`m looking forward to the many adventures that await me here in la bellisima Argentina. So far it´s off to a wonderful start!

Luis Scola and I

Mom and Dad in line at customs

the delicious restaurant

mi Tia Raquel y yo

1 comment:

Melanie said...

I am so, so, so, so, so happy for you! Argentina sounds wonderful and I hope you enjoy every minute of your vacation!