Tuesday morning, Jason had a class in Donostia (San Sebastian) so we took the bus with him there and he printed a map so we could explore the town while he was in class. Darrel and I enjoyed walking along the coast and walking down the old town section. It is a beautiful and interesting city and we hope to visit it again during our time here on a day when we can stay longer. We did take our first 60 euros out of a bank machine so we can learn to use them while shopping. We took the train back to Orio where Emily was preparing another amazing midday meal. I am really getting used to eating like this. . .
The children come home at 12:30 for a 2 hour lunch break. At 2:30 p.m. we walk them back to school and they stay there until 4:30 p.m. Today (Tuesday) after school we took Britt, Taye and Cooper to the park at the beach. It was sunny but windy. When we got home, chef Jason made dinner while Darrel and I played with the kids. He is becoming an impressive cook here in Basque Country. So we enjoyed a relaxing dinner at around 7:30 p.m. Emily wasn't with us because she had driven to Bilbao to bring Tiffany back to Orio for the remainder of our stay. The rest of her group departed from Bilbao, Spain, early Wednesday morning. It was nice to see Tiffany again after 10 days being apart. Brittney was especially happy to see her! (No surprise there!)
To top the evening off, we were able to skype with (the original) Emily Coon who is in Washington, D. C. It was fun being on this end of the world skyping with her. It was a fun time laughing and catching up a bit.
Wednesday night we will skype with Abbie, Kevin, and Lucas and find out how things are going with them. This is one instance where we are very thankful for technology!
Today, (Wednesday morning) we (Jason, Emily, Darrel, Tiffany, and Alice) went to an outdoor market at the plaza in Ordizia which was amazing. . . fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, fish, flowers, breads, olives, candy, etc., etc., etc. It was something like the farmers' markets in the USA ........ but VERY European! We made it home in time to pick up the kids at school for yet another amazing midday meal. However, today, Jason and Emily's neighbor made the meal for us. Potato and chorizo soup. . . Deliciouso!!! It was very kind of her.
Back to school at 2:30 p.m. For the kids. Tonight we are going to another neighboring town called Zarautz to continue our adventures in Spain. . . . . and to add to my 60 new adventures for Alice! 😉