End of Mom and Dad’s Visit

We got home last Tuesday afternoon and Mom and Dad decided to go over to the beach for a few days by themselves.  It’s beautiful over there and they had a great time walking around Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.  They found good restaurants and found an inviting hostel to stay in.  They met many people from all over but one couple on their walking tour was from Richmond VA!

After church we ate at Los Dominicos
After church we ate at Los Dominicos

They came back Saturday afternoon and we went to a late dinner with our friend from Italy, David, and friend from France, Jackie.  I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture.  Sunday, we went to church and then walked over to an artisan village called Los Dominicos.  It has different artists and a few little places to eat.  We had “impanemies” that’s what Dad kept calling empanadas.  I need to make a list of all the words Dad said.  Timothy can definitely remember and imitate him.  Later that evening we walked over to the California Cantina (the same place we went to see the Super Bowl) to see if they were showing the March Madness games.  My Uncle Johnny went to Kentucky and since they were playing  Mom and Dad wanted to see the game.  They were playing Michigan, Kent’s favorite team, so it was competitive and a close game!  The bar area was full of Americans there to watch the game- it was a lot of fun.

Mom and Kent at the California Cantina
Mom and Kent at the California Cantina

Monday, Dad and Kent took a bus south to Talca and met a realtor so Kent could look at a farm.  Mom and I found a new area (to us) of Santiago and walked around there.  We had heard there were lots of antiques there.  We didn’t see that but we saw lots of “stuff” like clothes, shoes, furniture, glasses, watches, etc.   Then she cooked tacos for us that night.  Tuesday, the three of them went on a wine tour out in Chile and had a great time.  Wednesday, we went to the fish market to buy salmon and sea bass and Mom got a podologia.  Their flight was scheduled for 10pm that night.  Throughout the last few days we also played cards, checkers, and Dad showed us what he has been learning at karate.  We definitely want to see a photo of him wearing his “outfit” in class.

Our friend Rodrigo came to take them to the airport after dinner.  It was hard to believe the visit was already over.   They got home safe and sound the next evening.  I’m glad they came to see us.

Horrible picture but this is Dad showing the boys what he has learned in karate!
Horrible picture but this is Dad showing the boys what he has learned in karate!

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