If you plan on coming to Mexico any time soon, the key to avoiding Montezuma's revenge must be to eat a little bit of yogurt (best is plain) a couple of times daily. Sarah and I have yet to have any issues (if you know what I mean).
For breakfast we had these little sandwich thingies with ham and cheese. They were toasty and delicious. We also had fresh fruit, coffee, mango juice, and yogurt like always.
Today was our second day of classes. Our grammar teacher has warmed up a little bit, and we are coming to understand her strict teaching-ways. All you have to do is laugh a little on the inside and sometimes on the outside when you get reprimanded. She tends to smile back. :)
We talked about a lot of interesting things in our conversation class, mostly family dynamics and the behaviour of children. During our ten minute breaks we've been putting our feet in the pool. Tomorrow they said we could swim, which we are very excited about because it is hot. Luckily, it isn't as hot as saturday or sunday. During our twenty minute break we went with the doorman, Rafael, to the bank for the ATM. We paid the school a little bit of our balance, but it is difficult because the ATMs only let you take out 4,500 PESOS a day. For those of you coming in June, try and bring a traveler's check, or American cash that you can change at the airport. The banks are located in a mini shopping center with restaurants etc. When we walked by some patio seating of a resaturant, a lady looked at Jillian and said to her friend "pobrecita," which means something along the lines of "poor little thing." This must be because she (and Sarah a little too) looks like she has leprosy from the mosquitos.
After school, we had comida which consisted of tostadas. YUUUUMMMMM.
It is a cruncy taco shell with sour cream, cheese, delicious chicken in some sort of red sauce, and of course, Jillian slathered her's with green salsa that is even spicier than yesterday's batch. Luckily for Sarah, Mama resisted the urge to put chili peppers in the chicken. We also had salad (lettuce), and some sort of cold creamy pasta. Again, the giggle-inducing son ate lunch with us. Mama and Paco both laughed when we recalled the story of the woman in the shopping center feeling sorry for Jillian. During comida we watched the Mexican version of "The Price is Right!" and "Family Feud."
After comida, we took a cab (for about 2 dollars) to el Centro. We walked around the whole centro, and looked at homemade crafts, jewelry, and again we visited the black market. Sarah bought a watch for about about 10 dollars. (Dont worry Donna, it doesn't look like Jeff's NYC purchase). We also bought a clock for our room so that we won't ever be late for school. We delicious smoothie-type fruit blendy thingies in the centro (don't worry moms, the ice is made from purified water). We saw some people dressed in traditional Mayan garb. They played drums and did this cool dance/ritual thing. We again heard people talking about our bug bites. They think we don't understand Spanish.... however, we do.
Now we are sitting at the house playing with Jagger, the adorable house dog.
Also... Paco just got home from work. Card games with the whole family? Yes, please.