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.
I think Berlitz’s balcony gets the best sunsets in Saltillo.
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.
Carlos buys our fruits and vegetables from a guy that comes twice a week to our street and sells everything out of his truck.
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.
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.
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.
The day before I left for Austin, Carlos, Fitz and I went “hiking” and had a picnic at Cañon de San Lorenzo. I had been wanting to go to this place for months, and it definitely was beautiful.
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, 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.
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.
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.
We also stopped to see Fort Mason. It was small but beautiful, and you could see for miles and miles from the back porch.
Stay tuned to see pictures from Big Bend! 🙂