Hola! Tonight’s update will have to be short and quick. It is almost 12:30 and I have to be up really early (around 5:45 ) because I agreed to “lifeguard” for Eugene, Tim, Julie, and whoever else wants to go swimming at 6:30 in the morning. I am sure they can all swim circle around me, but we need an adult at the pool and I made the mistake of telling one of the kids that I am an early riser. I forgot to mention that I typically use that time to spend some alone time with my 4th favorite person — ME!
The schedule in Cordoba is very different from the one you received earlier. The changes were happening so quickly just before we left that even we didn’t know them all. Anyway, so you know, the concert was rescheduled until tomorrow (Monday). So all the good wishes you were sending our way will be put to good use tomorrow. The kids are sounding great and with the kids from Cordoba joining us at the end, it will be a great concert.
This morning we did a bit of sightseeing in Cordoba. We went to the National University of Argentina (over 130,000 students – by way of comparison our largest university (brick and mortar – not University
of Phoenix- is The Ohio State University with 60,00). It was pretty amazing and it is – wait for it – FREE! I learned enough about the
University that I now think I can write this trip off on my taxes.
We also visited a former jail (now a museum). It was tempting but
we didn’t leave anyone there. The architecture is amazing especially
in some of the churches that we viewed during our walks.
We had lunch and then Mary Cay and David left us to go do a workshop for the Cordoba Suzuki students. Our students got to do
a bit of shopping and then we loaded up the bus and joined the Cordoba Suzuki students for the second half of the workshop. Mary
Cay and David are amazing teachers! I know we all already know that, but i mean really. Several parents stopped me to tell me about them. It was just amazing to hear them play together. Dr. Suzuki must have been smiling from ear to ear!
After the workshop we came back to the hotel and quickly changed for dinner (don’t forget dinner here in South America is typically
around 9:00 PM). The meal was great, then back to the hotel,
hanging out for about 30 minutes then a quick bed check and sleep – at least for the kids.
Well, that’s it for now. Tomorrow I should receive blogs from Justice, Brian, and Nick (maybe even more. My goal is to have each
student write at least once during the trip). By the way the Wi-Fi
here in the hotel is free but it is not always strong. It is much easier and quicker to send text than pictures or especially video. We
really don’t have too much time and video takes a long time to
download. So we really appreciate your patience.
P.S. I am loving your comments! Keep them coming and I will do
my best to update the kids on your comments.