However, other food that my family has made this week has been awesome. Pepe, my host dad, made chicken wings the other night which were almost better than BW's. No sauce, but if there had been, it may have just won that contest. We also had a lot of eggs this week of different kinds which have all been very good. And last night, I had one of the best hamburgers ever. There were eggs on it also, so it reminded me of the Old Fashioned House burger. Yumm. We always have soup before our main part of dinner, and it's always so so good. Might be my favorite thing here.
On Friday, a few of us had planned on going to city about 75 minutes away called Jerez, but due to us not getting everything sorted out, we decided to go Saturday. However, Saturday came around and we went to the bus station a little after 10:30 thinking the bus left at 10:45am (as it had said on the website), but really the bus had left 2 minutes before AT 10:30. That was a major bummer seeing as though we had had reservations for a 2pm tour and the next bus didn't leave until 1, so we wouldn't have made it.
On Friday, though instead of Jerez, I went to the Torre del Oro. This was a watchtower way back in the day that was built in the 13th century. They restored it and made it into a naval museum with lots of replicas of ships and other historic artifacts and documents. It has some very pretty views from the top as well. It was such a nice day and after all the rain we've had, it was exactly what we needed to brighten our moods.
|Torre del Oro|
|Catedral from the top|
|This would be a jawbone of a whale that was in the museum.|
Today I went to a market with Pili and her mom. It was crazy. Anything you could have wanted besides furniture was there. I really mean everything. I could probably buy everything I needed for my future home besides furniture and be set to go. That includes clothes for anyone of any age and dishes and fabric and fresh fruits and veggies. Everything. After going, I will have the phrase "A un euro" sounding through my dreams. It means that whatever that person was selling cost one euro. And many things were only one euro.
After the market, we helped one of Pili's friends move, a mom that I've met multiple times before since her kids are friends with Paula. When we were done with the load, we went and had a cervesa outside since it was a pretty warm day.
Now, I just have to get a bit of homework done and the new week will start up again. Classes are still going fine. I have a feeling this is going to be a decently easy semester but also maybe a bit boring (the business classes will be that is). That is a good thing since I'm going to be traveling a lot. This Thursday night I leave for Barcelona for the weekend, and since we have our tickets and hostal set, nothing will change with those plans. I'm ready for a full, fun weekend!