Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Seeing what life is like for Jason and Emily and their family began this morning. They got the kids off to school.....we didn't get up early enough to walk with them, 😴 but there will be lots of others days to do that. Jason showed us around the town while Emily was at her language class. It is a charming town. Narrow, stone streets wind up and down the old section of town where they live. It is fun to explore and we don't even get lost because it isn't a very big town plus they live right along the river, so when all else fails, we walk to the river and then we can find their apartment easily that way.

When Emily got home, they showed us the grocery store which was very nice.....well stocked with plenty of familiar foods, but also a lot of local items, fresh fish, cheese, honeys, jams, pastries, CHOCOLATES, fruit, etc., that made us want to buy a little bit of everything. On our walk home we walked by a fresh fish market where we are sure to make regular purchases.

The lunch meal is the main meal of the day here so Emily has been making some amazing meals, beautifully presented, always accompanied with the most delicious bread. The kids come home for lunch, so we all enjoyed the meal together. At 2:30 everyday, the kids return to school until 4:30 p.m. Today, they had swim lessons right after school so we watched them swim and then they played on the playground with friends for several hours. Parents gather to visit while watching their children play.

Britt took me for a walk along the river to the beach where they swim in the hot weather. It was a nice walk, just the two of us. She knows her way around town very well. Dinner was around 7:30 p.m. and was a lighter meal. So we are eating traditional Basque meals Basque style! Actually, I have found that I prefer eating the larger meal at midday.......I wonder if I will be able to keep that up in Morton??

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