|the top of the plastic mountain, with more plastic people|
|posing with the 35ft. resurrected Jesus|
As we expected, there were a lot of people there who truly wanted to visit Jesus Land as a way to honor their faith. I think many people brought their kids there as an educational trip. We were all very respectful and we tried very, very hard not to laugh at the creepy animatronic figures. So, though we did visit this place out of curiosity, please know we made sure to be respectful to the people who were there to seriously honor their religion.
Also, for the record, I had no interest in going to this place. Jesse was really interested to see what it was like and he told me it would be good for us to spend time with our roommates. I reluctantly agreed. However, I can think of about 27 better ways we could have spent $80 pesos than going to weird Jesus Land. Just saying.
On to another subject. We had an anniversary!
|happy couple exactly 1 year later|
In our absence, our parents met in
to have lunch and celebrate in our honor. Here in Seattle , we kept it pretty low key. I put on a dress and Jesse took me to a restaurant called “Casa de las Catalunyas.” It’s a coastal Spanish restaurant that serves incredible Spanish seafood dishes. People in Buenos Aires don’t really like fish, or at least don’t eat it very often. It’s difficult to find, and the fish at the grocery store is questionable at best. So, fresh seafood flown in daily from Buenos Aires Patagonia served in traditional Spanish Catalan style sounded glorious to us! And it was. I ordered octopus sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce on top of potatoes. Jesse had grilled calamari. For dessert, Jesse devoured flan while I needed help eating what was basically a really fancy, decadent ice cream sandwich.
|octopus w/ potatoes|
Afterwards, we walked down the street and met our roommates and some friends at a bar called “La Puerta Roja” (the red door). We spent the next few hours there just having fun and drinking beer. It was a wonderful night.
|At La Puerta Roja. From left to right: |
Ian (EBC friend), Jesse,
Jack (roomie, Audrey's boyfriend),
Me, Amalie (other roomie),
Audrey (roomie, Jack's girlfriend) laying on us
Next weekend, we are taking an official vacation to celebrate our first anniversary. We’ll be spending a few days in Tandil, a city about 4 hours south of
. We’ve booked a cabin built into the mountainside and we plan to drink artisenal beer and sample the homemade salamis Tandil is known for. There will be more to come! Buenos Aires