We met my great-uncle Meyer on Monday of last week! He lives in New Orleans and came in to meet much of his family that he never had. It was fascinating to hear his stories about my great-grandparents and how their family accepted the fact that a Jewish woman wanted to marry a catholic priest – very open-minded for the era! My great-uncle Meyer is 96 years old, and still smart as a whip! Thankfully I got some of those genes! It was really fascinating meeting him and learning more about the family history!
As you can see in the picture as well, Teresa has come home from her 6 months abroad in Spain! It was so great to see her and I look forward to the time we get to spend together before she heads back to NYC! Welcome back Teresa!
YTC Mexico 2006
Aug 25, 2006 – 283 Photos
Finally got the album up for the pictures that I took in Mexico! Click on the image above to view the album – over 300 pictures! I’ll get captions on them when I have some more time. Comments are welcome here or in the album!
First day of classes for the Santiago students as well as the first day for us! We had quite the welcoming party at the school, every student was there! Of course, we had to introduce ourslves to the entire group one by one! You should have heard how some of the students were whistling! It was hilarious! The rest of the day flew by as we hooked up computers, signed people up for online collaboration, translated for both officials and the newspaper… suffice it to say, I’m beat! But its a great feeling and the people here really appreciate what we are doing. Tomorrow its off to Mezquital to meet with the governor of the state! Hope my spanish is up to snuff!
A view of the city as we make our way down the mountain! We are now staying with a family here who have opened their doors to us, quite literally! They waited for us to go into the house first! After a quick bite the handed me the keys to their Explorer so that we could go for a ride around the city! I refused, but they insisted I drive! Its quite a different culture here! Its been quite the experience!
On our way to Santiago Papasquiero, 3 hour bus ride through the foothills of the mountains!
Towed, 2 hours before having to be at O’Hare! This pic is walking down the impound lot looking for the Jetta. Things can only get better from here, right?