Cold Rain and Tortas Fritas

>> Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hey, everyone!
This one will have to be quick, but I will spruce it up tomorrow!

Today was a bitterly cold, rainy, and windy day. After Bible, Caitlin and I made our first trip to the Universidad Católica for our "Latin American Thought" class, which is basically a literature class. The walk would have been short on a sunny day, but the icey water blowing in our faces made it feel like a long trek through the arctic!
It was rewarding, however, to come home to some warm "tortas fritas," a sopapilla-like treat daten on rainy days! Yum!

This evening Caitlin and I began our month-long commitment of volunteering to lead English Conversation Clubs at the Alianza. Our group included four men and two women, all in their 20's and 30's. It took a little while for them to warm up to us, but once they did, it became a very enjoyable experience! One of the guys was an actor, and he had helped with a Uruguayan movie I had seen called " The Pope's Toilet." I thought it was neat! Also, one of the women has a dog that just had 9 puppies, and she desperately offered them to anyone interested!

It has been a full day, and you know what? Today in 1783 a man named Santiago de Linieres was born. He later became the viceroy for the Viceroyalty de la Río de la Plata. If you're wondering why that is signifigant, Google the Río de La Plata!

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