jueves, marzo 22, 2007
Start to the new year
This year, like last, Christmas was spent in Pocuro, my town. The associates from Santiago came in during the weekend, and we spent Sunday baking cookies and preparing our Christmas dinner. In Chile, Christmas Eve is celebrated more than Christmas Day. We went to mass at 10:00 pm in the chapel situated next to our house and then came back and ate dinner under our grape arbor, exchanged secret santa gifts and sang Christmas carols until the wee hours of the morning. Instead of sitting around, reading magazines, while missing our families, we took a proactive approach this year and organized a camping trip to the natural springs located about an hour away. We packed up our cooler, hopped on a bus, and spent the day swimming and laying out next to the lake (remember, it's summer here). We camped for two nights (I'm slowing turning into the nature girl I've always wanted to be), and came back refreshed and feeling like we knew each other a little better.