This is Kyle with a scrumptious bit of fried cauliflower. Actually to me it looks disgusting--but Kyle loves it, and it is very Chilean apparently. We had a blast at Pantrucas last night. The owners are SO NICE. The man was our "waiter", although it felt more like we were buddies. He came and sat with us and told us about the menu. He said everything in Spanish to Kyle and then repeated it to me in English--although I could understand him, I told him I didn't really speak Spanish because I didn't want to have to try to actually respond in Spanish. I'm a wuss. He was really cool. As we were about to leave his wife came out, and let me tell you she is GORGEOUS! I loved her, and her voice. Kyle says she looks very Chilean. I'm amazed he didn't end up marrying one if they look like that! The place was tiny, and we were the only people in there. You know how once you go to a place that looks like it might be struggling, it automatically becomes YOUR responsibility to take care of it and keep it afloat? Is that just me? Anyways, we're definitely going back there. I got a ham and cheese sandwich that wasn't special except for the delicious homemade Chilean bread it was on. Kyle got a tasty empanada. Next time we'll get pastel de choclo (it takes a while to make and we didn't feel like we had time) and the Torta de Mil Hojas--a "cake" pastry thing that sounds SO GOOD. I'm glad Kyle knows about these sorts of things so I don't miss out on anything delicious. I'm also glad that Kyle is such a fluent Spanish speaker, because this week I'm reading a Spanish play and I have really needed his help! I try to read it, and I get most of it, but I can tell that I'm losing a lot of the subtle things. So then Kyle reads it to me so I can really understand--it's very sweet. And attractive.
Last night we also celebrated with Dairy Queen! I couldn't help but remember my family's St. Johns trip over the summer--we went to DQ every day, and one day we went twice. Andersons on vacation.
School is almost over! This is the last full week of classes--and it's almost Friday! I can't believe how fast it's gone. I also can't believe how soon Amanda's bridal shower is! Yikes! I'm going to spend a lot of time in the next couple of days baking, and making decorations, and pie-ing, and frosting....yeah it'll be fun!