Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 19: Sunday, July 17, 2011

We woke up at noon to the talking of the family.  An hour later, another family came back over to hangout.  It was fairly chaotic since we didn’t really know any of them, but it is fairly normal for them to have a lot of family around.  We had lunch with Ruth’s family—her brother and his wife, sister and her husband with their kids, and her mother.  After lunch we decided to go downtown with Gisella to tour the Casa Rosada, which is the president’s house.  We have the White House.  They have the Pink House.  They give free tours on the weekends.  The Pink House (Casa Rosada) was very cool.  There was a lot of great Argentine artwork all over.  It was very busy and our tour seemed pretty rushed since it was closer to closing time.  It was a bit of an abridged version of the tour so we didn’t see everything, but what we did see was pretty great.  We saw the president’s office and several other very important meeting rooms and galleries.  Afterward, we all walked back up the Avenida de Mayo a few blocks, drinking maté along the way.  We hopped on the subway to the train station and took the train home.  For dinner we had mini-pizzas and leftover picadas from the birthday party.

1 comment:

  1. went to the bead store in south haven today - didn't buy anything though because it's not as fun without you!! Miss you like crazy! Stay safe, I can't wait to see you soon!