Although I'm at a new destination tonight, I spent last night and today with Chuck and Sylvia of Secondary Roads.
They are blog friends who have truly become real-life friends. Selfies are usually goofy looking, and this is no exception, but at least we are smiling.
They speak fluent Spanish, and spent several years in South America. Sylvia has continued to use her language skills, and stays in touch with a number of families. They (Chuck says only Sylvia) are advising me on some vocabulary and cultural pieces of the next children's book, The Bigg Boss.
So my vocabulary word, taught with a hands-and-teeth-on lesson is empanadilla. Sylvia makes the tortillas from scratch. These are filled with cheese. Pretty darn yummy lunch, and I won't forget what this food item is!
Their wonderful garden looks like a garden in early June in Michigan- a little empty! But look at all those rhubarb plants in the back. Rhubarb forever! We also had fresh red romaine lettuce and New Zealand spinach. Lots of promise in those little green plants.
We had some great visits. Talked about genealogy (I CAN'T let myself get sucked into that tunnel right now! but we had some fun anyway), played a game, and visited some more.
This afternoon I visited an "old haunt" in Ann Arbor. I'll tell you more about that another day.
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