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Walking the tarmac

Our plane trip to Miami went well for the most part. Of course there was the requisite waiting in various lines for lengthy periods of time. But one thing was very different: we got to walk on the tarmac and … Continue reading

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Shields up!

Ms. Heidi invited Ludi, Josie and Joseph to attend her children’s class at El Jordan on Tuesday morning. Joseph was reluctant (I pretty much had to drag him), but it turns out they had a lot of fun. They started … Continue reading

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Exploring downtown

This trip has mostly been spent in the company of family. Adventure and exploring were overdue.

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Singing, catching, praying

It was hard to wake up Sunday after the late quinceañera. But church is important, and I want our kids to have a different experience of church than what they get back home. Yoli’s old church, Esmirna, is right next … Continue reading

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Lights out!

A quinceañera can be a major production. This year it was Aby’s turn, the daughter of Noemi and Alcides. We had swept and mopped, and later set up the tables and chairs. Then came my favorite part of any special … Continue reading

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Meeting Tio Efraín

Saturday morning Yoli went with Josie to buy bread. Jadzia and Ludi were still sleeping on the other side of the city at their sleepover. Yoli had seen on WhatsApp that Tío Efraín, Doña Lucila’s half-brother, was in town and … Continue reading

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Also spotted on our walk home from the book fair: Zegarra’s Factory, a boxing gym that shares the name of Yoli’s family. We stopped for a few minutes to watch a couple guys sparring inside

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I didn’t realize my mom had opened up shop down here! (A nice-looking bakery we passed on the way home from the Feria Internacional del Libro de Santa Cruz)

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Electric showers and a book fair

We got off to a slow start Friday. Eventually it came time to run the kids through their first showers of the trip. Electric showers. Longtime readers of this blog may recall that relatively few homes in Bolivia have water … Continue reading

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We are a pretty big family

Thursday was a welcome change of pace. We went back to Lucy’s house, but this time Noemi had arrived with her children: Abi, Raquel, Genesis, and Melody. We started off by playing games. Noemi’s kids are chess players and have … Continue reading

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