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~I told you earlier that I would tell you what we did on "Black Friday"...the Friday after Thanksgiving. Before we moved to Argentina, our children were SO EXCITED thinking that we we would have an ocean in our city of Buenos Aires! Then, a few days after we moved to Arg. they were "devastated" to find out that it wasn't actually the "ocean" that bordered Buenos Aires, but a rather L.A.R.G.E. River called "Plata River" which mixes with the ocean! (In that part of Buenos Aires...they don't allow people to swim in the river. =( ) It's the second biggest river in South America...#1 being the Amazon. (Whew! I hope my brothers and Daddy read this...I'm amazing myself with all my Knowledge. HA! =) But, we did find out that there was a park beside the river, so on the Friday after Thanksgiving we took our kids to see the river and play at the park. Though they were SAD that they can't swim here in our city...they were happy with the park there and we had a fun day!
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After celebrating Sarah's birthday on Monday, Dec. 5th, and packing LATE, and getting LITTLE sleep that night, the Lord helped us to make it to our boat on time Tuesday morning, Dec. 6th. =) On the boat we were able to get some tables with a nice view out the window where we ate breakfast that we brought along with us (Knowing that the food on the boat would probably be pricey.)
Here's the kids at their table!
(With an Elijah who thinks now-a-days he has to SLAM his eyes shut for. every. picture. =) ~
This is a picture of our first meal once we got to Montevideo. This is a very typical meal that I had wanted to try ever since Phillip had eaten it when he visited Uruguay in 2010. A piece of lamb or beef covered with ham, cheese, bacon, a fried egg, red peppers, and an olive...and it comes along with that big salad, fries, and a type of Russian salad.~
This picture is much later after he had calmed down some and everything was patched up. =)
We thank the Lord that it was not worse!!
So, after it was all cleaned up, Elijah fell asleep...thus we didn't go to the river until about 3 hours later!~
(But...for a little boy who LOVES water...it was nearly an I.M.P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E. task!=)~