April 19, 2008

It’s great to be home!

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Hello out there!

We just got back from three weeks in Argentina- it was glorious!

We had sunny days full of the warmth that only comes at the end of the summer, punctuated by crisp nights that say "Fall’s just around the corner !".  We ate late lunches, and with afternoon wine seeping through our veins, took long siestas.

Later, we would go out on my husband’s old dirt bike, blazing along the dirt roads outside of Bowen, leaving a cloud of dust flying behind us.  We passed walls of sky-high poplars and rows of grape vines waiting to be harvested.  Grasshoppers snapped against my legs, jumping up to escape the bike’s path.  Rogue dogs chased us down the road barking; we waved to kids riding on bicycles and old farmers as we whizzed by.

At night, we watched futbol, drank tea, and talked into the wee hours with my mother in law.  We slept in my husband’s childhood bedroom, making our bed by pushing together the two twin sized beds that were my husband’s and his brother’s when they were kids.  (Just for the record, I somehow managed to wedge myself into the crack between the two beds just about every night.) 

Our trip was a much needed break, and we have returned feeling refreshed.  But it was also very hard to come home again, as anyone who has spent time in another place (and fallen in love with that place) can attest to.  The weeks flew by so fast! 

In that short time we adjusted so easily to being back in Argentina, their customs, the way people look, move and act.   I so often feel divided-with one foot here in the US, my home and country of origin, the other foot (and my heart)  in Argentina.  The best remedy for that is this blog-I can’t wait to share all the wonderful experiences of our trip with you!

6 Responses to “It’s great to be home!”

  1. I thought you *were* living in Argentina! Did you just move back to the States recently? It sounds like a delightful trip.

  2. Welcome home, Rebecca! Your photo is making me drool, and I can’t wait to read about more food and wine and the wonderful people of Bowen. xo

  3. So glad to hear that you are back in the states. I have missed seeing your posts but am so glad you got to come down this way. I am sure it was great fun and that you will certainly have tales to tell. Can’t wait!

  4. Yay! Welcome back! Glad you’re home safe and sound and had a great time. Good for you! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip and seeing photos.
    Paz

  5. I know the feeling, being shared between a few cultures and countries. Three weeks away is a great time! Welcome back.

  6. Jen-We live in Denver where my husband works. You can read all about how we met on my About page. We hope to be doing a half and half thing soon!
    Lydia-Thanks-it’s great to be back! It was a wonderful break, but I can’t wait to start blogging again!
    Gretchen-One of these days I’m going to be knocking on your door! Peru is on our list.
    Paz-Thanks!I can’t wait to share our trip with everyone.
    Bea-Don’t you feel lucky to love and embrace more than one culture as your own? The time just flew, but I’m glad to be home! Thanks for your comment!

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