Thursday, February 5, 2009
Yep, we have been traveling...again...in bus...all night long...again... But this time it was more of an emergency. Pablo´s grandma (his Mom´s mother) lives in a tiny pueblito about an hour and a half from Los Angeles, Chile. (If you want to check out in a map, the town is called Polcura). Gernara Figueroa, Pablo´s abuelita, has recently took a turn for the worst and we aren´t sure how much time she has left. So last Friday Pablo and I decided we needed to head down and visit her before it is too late. We left Friday around midnight from a packed and crazy bus station in Santiago and got to his Grandma around 7:30 the next morning. We literally got off the bus in front of her house on the highway. It is such a different way of life down there!
We spent a few days in Polcura, enjoying his grandma and all of Pablo´s extended family. We stayed at his Uncle Manuel´s house--who was so nice to take care of us for a few days. His Tio had the nicest, almost gringo-like house and I enjoyed every moment in it! It is such a different life there! On Saturday, the maid killed a chicken right there and that´s what we had for lunch. I was dying. But Pablo just laughed at me.
I did fall in love with the scenery, it was so different from Santiago. It was nice to spend a few days getting to know Pablo´s family and breathing clean air! We hope that Gernara doesn´t have to suffer much longer but I did discover why her family loves her so much. She is a sweet, selfless person who loves Pablo so much.
Here are a few pictures that I took. If you notice I am not in the pictures because my hair did not exactly like the fresh, moist air! But I do hope these pictures show you why I fell in love with this tiny pueblito!
Posted by Becki R at 2:57 PM