So it has been 2 weeks since I’ve updated and I’m sure that a lot of incredibly fun things have happened since then. And, actually, they have!
I don’t remember what happened the weekend after Mom and Dad came down…and there aren’t pictures, so that doesn’t help. Must have involved relaxing at the house! Gasp! That would be something new and different! Oh wait! Now I remember! Saturday involved taking Elvis’s cousins shopping at the mall and seeing Los Francos play at Cuzco Numero Dos.
The first weekend in October was very exciting! Friday night we went to Latin Palace and I saw LAUREN for the first time in over a year! Julia and Jacki came as did a bunch of Elvis’s friends. It was a lot of fun! There was also a cumbia/reggaeton band that played there that night, so that was cool. We also played a lot of foosball. Then Lauren, Jacki and I slept over at Julia’s. (The biggest success of the night was that I managed to parallel park my car ALL BY MYSELF!!!)
Saturday morning we didn’t want to get out of bed, but eventually we headed to Mt. Lebanon for the PA Renaissance Faire. We had a lot of fun seeing the different shows, eating some delicious soup and drinking some hot apple cider (it was really cool out that weekend). Unfortunately I left my camera in my car, so I don’t have pictures, but Jacki should have some up sometime soon!
Sunday Elvis and I went to hike at Greenbelt State Park. We did the 5 mile loop and saw a few deer and basically just enjoyed being outside for awhile!
Then there was another week full of work. That wasn’t as much fun.
This weekend was fun as well. Saturday we got up and headed to a farm in Germantown. We walked around for a bit, went through the corn maze (incorrectly, I think). And then went up to the pumpkin patch where Elvis chose a 40 pound pumpkin to carve. He liked it because it’s slightly hour glass shaped and it was different from any other pumpkin in the patch. We went back on the hayride, paid for the pumpkin, and headed to the house. After a nap, we started to carve the pumpkin. We had purchased a carving kit (with a mini-saw and everything!) and chose the Yoda design. The next two or three hours were filled with trying to get the design right! I attempted to toast the pumpkin seeds, but forgot about them in the carving madness and they ended up being black. OOPS! Saturday night we made ceviche and patacones and watched tv with Elvis’s cousin.
Sunday we went to the mall to buy bread…mmm…Then to visit with the boys that Elvis used to live with. In the afternoon, Meryl and Chicha came over. We played volleyball (Elvis and I won 16-14 both matches) and basketball (Meryl and I won 21-9). By the time Elvis won Around the World it was so dark we could barely see, so we went back to the house and had bread with the hot coffee and tea and finished off the weekend by watching Bailando por un sueno. Good times, good times. 🙂
P.S. You can see pictures from Mom and Dad’s visit and some of the other things mentioned in this post here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2022524&l=461e7&id=75900409.