Marta's in town! She came down to surprise her own mother for the holiday (August 15th is Mother's Day in Costa Rica), which gave me the opportunity to visit her and my other Costa Rican mothers as well. So Sunday I grabbed 4 bunches of roses (one for each of my quatro madres) and made my way back to my old 'hood.
It was wonderful to see everyone again. They all gave me a hard time for not visiting enough. They were right to do so, too. I should go over there more often. I'll try to visit at least once a month from now on.
The food was fantastic, as always. They stuffed me full of arroz con pollo (marinated chicken with sauce, rice, and veggies), Russian salad, black beans, tortillas, and cabbage salad. Then we had arroz con leche (rice and milk pudding), ice cream, and cake for dessert. It'd been awhile since I'd eaten that good.
I stayed until it started to get dark. Then I and the remaining visitors had to leave while it was still safe.
Marta is in town for the rest of the week, and she asked me to visit again. But the distance to her house and my schedule will make it difficult. There's never enough time when I need it.
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