It was good to be back at the Dubberlys. Elaine made another wonderful soup, named 'Ajiaco' similar to yesterday's, with three types of potatoes, rutabagas, peas, carrots, onions, garlic, cilantro, and an herb called, "guascas". It was garnished with shredded chicken, and a plate of rice and avocados were eaten along with the soup.
Elaine told us that the speed bumps were called, "sleeping policemen", and said that many jokes were made about them. It was mentioned that approximately 60% of all flowers purchased in the States come from the farms in this area. We have been informed that Argentinian Spanish can be quite different. In Bogota, "Tinto" is black coffee....in Argentina, it means wine! We will need to be careful...
Tomorrow we spend the morning at the Dubberly's church, Noroccidente. It sounds like a full schedule. Chau!
After taking a wrong road, Mike had to turn around in a very tight space...but he did it! We arrived safely, and were very warmly welcomed. We were offered a plate of cooked bananas, potatoes, salad, and a variety of meats. One we were familiar with, the other two were, we thought, the pancreas and intestines. Dan was a trooper and tried it, only to squirt the insides all over his hand and chin!
The kids played a nice game of soccer, while the adults chatted. We used our very little knowledge of Spanish to communicate, but no one seemed to mind if we messed up! It was soon time to go, so we congratulated Brian Steven, and took off for home. Since the van was at full capacity, and we needed to go up a steep incline, the three adults offered to get out and walk to the top...no worries!
After a light snack when we arrived home, we played a new card game (to us) called, "Phase 10". We all had a great laugh over it...Andrew was at his best, and won both games!