We just wanted to let you know we're now in Monterrey, Mexico. We're currently living with Carlos' brother Daniel in a pretty nice house in the suburbs of the city, and we're pretty happy to be minutes away from a major shopping center, several multiplex movie theaters, PLUS a separate brand-new outlet mall. Amy is slowly adjusting to the diet (heavy in meat and Coca-cola), as well as the heat, which generally hits 100 degrees each afternoon. Reportedly this will decline into fall and then a mild winter starting later this month. Amy is praying this is true. Meanwhile, both of us are pursuing some strong job leads, we'll update on those when they're secure. Also, we will ideally have our own abode relatively shortly, as safe, new housing here is very affordable.
Next time, we'll post our photos and descriptions of the marvelous European destinations we visited. Florence, Milan, Paris, and even Brussels were absolutely exceptional places to stay, and we hope to go back again someday in the future!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Sorry for the VERY long gap in communications. We were without internet for a good while, which was very frustrating because we've been having a great time and wanted to let everyone know about it. Here's a summary of what's been going on:
1 - La Mercè (one of Barcelona's biggest city festivals of the year) [photos, etc]
2 - the highly anticipated soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla, [photos, etc]
3 - the visit of Amy's college friend Dennis Espinosa and two of his friends, coinciding with both of the previous two events, and causing us to get out and do the rest of the touristy stuff we hadn't done yet [photos, etc]
None of these was a disappointment; it was one of the most fun weekends in our lives! One great benefit to having friends around was having people to take pictures of Amy & Carlos together! Click the links above for all the details and photos. Below is a taste in video form (taken with our digital camera, excuse the poor quality):
Messi scores a penalty kick and the crowd goes ballistic
On October 6th, we plan to head to Milan, where we will only stay for two nights most likely (Milan is a very expensive place, but we really want to see it). Then we'll be off to Paris for 5 days, and finally Brussels, Belgium for about a day and a half. From there, we fly to Cancun and then catch a late-night flight to Monterrey, Mexico where we will attempt to re-establish a sense of reality. The trip of a lifetime, wouldn't you say? And hopefully this is just the beginning.... :)