Saturday, January 31, 2009

Grand Adventures

No classes on Fridays! Lindsey and I woke up around 11:00, 11:30, and got ready to go meet up with the group. At 12:45, we all met at La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. It's probably the most famous site in Valencia. It's a real modern museum-esque place, or places actually because it's several huge buildings. But we watched an IMAX movie, Los Alpes, and then went to the Oceanográfico (aquarium) and explored and saw the dolphin show. It was awesome!!!

After that, around 5:45, Macy and Jessica and I went to the mall to window shop some. I got a messenger bag (finally). I came home and rested a little while. Around 9:00 we had dinner. It was cauliflower and potatoes, and then empanadillas filled with tomato and tuna and other stuff, maybe? For dessert we had some more of the pumpkin pastel. So delicious.

When dinner was over, I called David, the birthday boy, and we planned to meet at the church at 10:00. Well, my number 7 bus never came (even though it was supposed to run til 10:30), so I ended up meeting them downtown again. It was David, Marcos, Samuel, and three new friends: Toni, Carla, and Esteban - who looks EXACTLY like Elijah Wood, Chilean remix. Jessica and Macy met us there after a while, and we all went to a little restaurant and some of them got drinks, but I was still full from dinner to try and put something else in my stomach. We sat around and talked forever - typical Spaniards ;) Then, Jessica and Macy left, and Marcos went to take Toni and Carla home. So David, Esteban, Samuel and I went to a little bar, Café Tucán and danced for a while! It was so fun!!

Marcos came back after a while, and it was time to go. He took David home, and then dropped me back off. When I got home, I sat in the sala with Señora for a while and talked and watched an interview of a singer she loved from the 70's who's apparently making a comeback - doing interviews that come on at 2:00 in the morning. I got to skype with my mom some, and now I'm about to go to bed and get about 4.25 hours of sleep, because I'm meeting my church friends in the morning to give out breakfast to the homeless who stay in the park! I love these people.

Hasta hora,

*Pictures (from top to bottom): Part of the City of the Arts and Sciences, a cute dolphin smiling at me, a scary jellyfish, a pretty pink bird, a starfish attached to the glass

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