Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This is our house in Kennedy. It's one of the biggest houses in the colonia we live in. There are always kids over at the house!!!

These are our host "parents" Pompilio and Gollita. They are soooo funny. Gollita stuffs us full of food everyday and Pompilio loves to talk politics and he loves John McCain. It's histerical!!

This is our shower. Almost everyday we have hot running water!!! But, there were about 3 days when the pipes broke and so we had to take bucket baths. It was very entertaining and I'm glad it only lasted for 3 days!!!

This last picture needs a little longer of an explanation. Every year at Christmas in the US, my (Jenny) family goes to a restaurant called "The Cozy". They have a huge seafood buffet and everyone on my dad's side of the family attends. So, the night my family went to the Cozy and got seafood, salads and any dessert you could ever want, Shaun and I were eating fried eggs, beans, pupusas (the thing Shaun's eating in the picture) and fried plantains (what Jenny's eating in the picture). It wasn't a bad meal but it was no match to the Cozy!!!
Today I got to help make nacatamales which are a traditional Honduran Christmas food. You put a cornmeal mixture, some kind of sauce, rice, potatoes, olives, capers, raisins, and either pork or chicken in a banana leaf and wrap it up. Then you cook it for 6 hours in boiling water. We get to eat them tomorrow for Christmas!!!!
Also, the other day we went to a restaurant for lunch. Everything was going really well. We walked in and found seats and we didn't have any problems talking with the waitress. We got all of our food just as we had ordered. We were feeling quite proud of ourselves for our success in ordering in Spanish. After we had finished eating, we sat and waited for our bill...and we waited and waited and waited. We probably waited for about 15 - 20 mins and we at this point we thought for sure we must be doing something wrong and we were beginning to feel embarrased for not knowing what to do next. So, we finally asked one of the waitresses walking by how we could get our check. And much to our surprise she said our waitress was supposed to bring it out to us. Our waitress had been wiping off tables and talking with her friends and had simply forgotten about us! So, we finally got our bill...with the help of the other waitress and went on our way. Adventures in Honduras!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our family just took us out for Pupuses on Sunday night! They are one of my new favorite dishes here. Ours had shrimp in them so we had seafood too. But I'm sure it was still nothing like your family's restaurant.
Anyway, it's good know things are going well with you guys. Feliz Navidad!