Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Spain: day 1

we arrived in madrid this morning to find that spain is hot. really hot. and they don´t use air conditioning much. i´m convinced that my core temperature will never go down. after waiting for hours in a sleep-induced stupor, we flew to sevilla. from the airport, we were split up and taken by bus to our new homes. they basically parked the bus, got our stuff out, and left us with two people who don´t speak english. there was a lot of smiling and nodding going on. my señora, maria luisa and her husband, miguel, walked us home and showed us our rooms. almost immediately after doing so, maria luisa started to remove her pants in the salon (living room). she went to her bedroom and came out wearing a flowered mumu house dress thing. at least she was wearing something. miguel went to the bedroom and came out wearing a button down shirt and his underwear. we ate a very filling lunch and then took naps to combat the extreme jet lag we´re experiencing. my roommate and i left this afternoon to explore and found the school where we´ll have class every day. it´s close to where we live, so that´s nice. tomorrow we have some orientation stuff and a walking tour of the city. for now, i think i´ll just wander some more and try to figure this whole thing out. i can´t believe i live in spain.

4 comments:

silent discourse said...

yay! You can start walking around without your pants on and it won't be just me that sees your underwear.

Janet said...

bitch, i miss you so much.
i love so much that your family doesn't like to wear clothes. sounds like your kind of people ;) maybe you'll fit in better than you ever imagined

mama said...

Hi Precious,
We are so happy to know that you have arrived safely in Seville. Sounds like your trip went ok.
Not too sure about your host parents dress code but am thankful we brought you new undies as others will be seeing them. Ha. Hey you wanted new experiences!! Whats that saying, When in Spain....
Glad to know that your school is close. We are missing you and love you so much. Keeping you in prayer. Lots of love...

Mandy said...

I'm so glad to hear that you've made it. My family went out to dinner at Damon's with Ang and Bonnie lastnight and Bonnie was just relaying to us how nervous she was all day Monday into Tuesday knowing that Megan was in the air all that time. I don't think we've heard anything from her yet.. Anyways, I can already tell that your blog is going to be Oh! So ammuzzzzing to read!! :D Love you! Lata!