Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hanging with some Friends

4 days ago, right before the MAC incident (when we went for our morning walk) we saw these shacks made of wood slabs next to the railroad tracks, and went to hang out with the people. The very 1st person to the last person we met that day were all so happy and so genuine. They asked us why we were in Argentina and when we told them we were on our honeymoon, a loud cheer of smile, clappping and hollering broke out. They offered wine, one of the men even gave Brendan a condom and they had permanent smile on their faces!
We told them we wnated to have lunch with them soon and decided on Monday at 4pm. As we were leaving, we gave our hugs and kisses and when I went to give "Stephanie" a big hug, she cried in my arms and told me how happy she was. Monday came around and we got 3 large pizzas, 12 empanadas, chocolate chip cookies, 12-1.5 liter sodas, some wine, and headed over to the train tracks. When we got there we were spoiled with love and more people kept showing up. We hung out, talked about their lvies, our lives, laughed, and sang. The whole time we were there they just wanted to give; one man gave me a coin with the Virgin of Argentina and "Tio" gave Brendan really cool old postcards that he found.

Before we knew it people were calling me "Tia" and the kids were so adorable,, and beautiful. Being a Monday, they had to make their money, so earlier that day they dug through the trash and found computer parts and metal which they were off to sell. We all had such a great lunch at their home and thoroughly enjoyed each other!

Gifts given to us

One of the boys took a picture of Bren
"La Virgen de Argentina"
"Nos Vemos"
Our friends with the "Virgen de Argentina"


  1. Wow, you guys are truly experiencing the world and spreading your love! That precious girl is adorable. Brendan, your pictures are worth a thousand words and are awesome to look at. It's amazing to see what you two are doing. I joined Skype and hope to talk & see you soon! Love you both!

  2. Hey Homies!
    Looks like you guys are having fun! I love the pictures and I the writing, keep it up! You guys are both in my heart and thoughts.

  3. What an amazing story! I'm feeling so inspired after reading this. Keep sharing!