Life Lately, in Photos

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Life lately has been a transition. May 29 was my last day at Berlitz. On May 31, I flew to Austin and got to see Laura for a day before she went backpacking in Europe. The first few days I was home were spent sending my passport off to be renewed and getting the title for my car changed so I can bring it back to Mexico. Since then I’ve been to Big Bend National Park with my parents and doing a lot of reading. I already got the new car title in the mail, but I’m still waiting for my new passport to be returned before I can go back to Mexico. Oh, and I’m starting a new job at a community center in July that I’m super, super excited about.

Here’s some pictures from my May in Mexico, and from my June (so far) in Texas:

Carlos and some of our friends went to a Tigres game in Monterrey. The only downside was that the tickets we ended up getting weren’t all together, and we didn’t realize this till we had entered the stadium. I ended up sitting alone, separated from Carlos and Audrey by a lousy handrail that security refused to let me cross under. Our 3 other friends got seats together, but in a totally different section.

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I think Berlitz’s balcony gets the best sunsets in Saltillo.

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The friends we went to the soccer game with moved back to the US the next weekend 😦 This is me and Audrey at their good-bye party.

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Carlos buys our fruits and vegetables from a guy that comes twice a week to our street and sells everything out of his truck.

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Mexico is funny-they have “holidays” for most common professions. Teacher’s Day was May 15 we threw a party for our teachers complete with dinner, games, karaoke, and this cupcake cake.

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Carlos took me to an annual book fair in a nearby town. It exceeded my expectations by a lot, and we left with 6 new books.

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Some friends and I go out to dinner every few weeks, and on this day we went to a new-to-us restaurant that was really good. I cannot remember what this drink was called, but it was like sangria. Which is a very good thing.

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The day before I left for Austin, Carlos, Fitz and I went “hiking” and had a picnic at CaΓ±on de San Lorenzo. I had been wanting to go to this place for months, and it definitely was beautiful.

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I got my haircut right before we went hiking, and after she finished she asked if I wanted my hair styled straight or curly. I said curly,Β  naively thinking she would probably scrunch and then blowdry it, therefore making it semi-appropriate for a hike. When I left the salon with beautiful, curling iron curls, I knew I would be “that girl” on the hike. Oh well. As I alluded to above, it was more of a walk than a hike.

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One of the first things I did when I got to Texas was relax by the pool. Not pictured: Sonic happy hour drink. Mexico really needs a Sonic.

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I really love small towns in Texas. This is Willow Creek Cafe in Mason, where my parents and I stopped to eat on the way to Big Bend.

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We also stopped to see Fort Mason. It was small but beautiful, and you could see for miles and miles from the back porch.

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Stay tuned to see pictures from Big Bend! πŸ™‚

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