Tuesday, January 24, 2012


It has been really great to reconnect with our friend Beth here in Santiago.  Beth worked with Danny a few years back and she lived in our apartment over the garage after my sister Lauren moved back to Chicago.  She and her husband Allen live in Santiago.  Beth works as a teacher at an American school here and Allen has started a social venture similar to Better World Books in Santiago.  We’ve gotten together a few times during our stay in Santiago and it has been so great to have familiar faces here. 
One night a few weeks back we had them over for dinner and a swim and it was the first entertaining Danny and I have done in four months!  Everyone knows I love having having friends for dinner and it was so fun to host them at our place.  Although I’m sure they didn’t need to eat more traditional Chilean cuisine, we made a few of the recipes we learned at our cooking class.  That night Harper and Cal were very excited to show Beth and Allen all of their Christmas presents and Beth even got to watch a little Sesame Street by Harper’s request. 
Unfortunately they spent the last couple weeks of our time in Santiago traveling with Allen's family in Argentina, and after one quick lunch on Friday we had to say goodbye before heading to the Lake District. 
Thanks for being our gringa friend in Santiago, Beth!  We’ll miss you and look forward to more dinners when you are back in Colorado.

Danny also made a new friend in Santiago at the Almacén de Cuentos.  Alejandro ran this little cafe/shop.  The days when Danny would sit and wait for Harper to finish up ballet or theater class, he and Alejandro would hang out.  

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