|Street Performer at a stop light|
The ceremonies at the school were lovely, (approximately 200 invited guests,) with kids preforming musical numbers (mostly in English). This school and the one we visited in town, is privately owned by our host and his 4 siblings. The new facilities are modern and great - lovely classrooms, athletic facilities, playgrounds, etc. At this moment the school has only Nursery through 3rd grade. Now with the new facilities they will be continue to add a grade level each year. It was an impressive facility.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, there were cocktails and heavy appetizers. It was surprising the number of people who introduced themselves to us in English – especially local Rotarians and friends of our host. During the ceremonies it was great that we could sit with the daughter of our co-host – her English is great.
After the cocktails, and after the guest had left, we went with our host a few miles to the home of his niece and family. She is the oldest daughter of the oldest owner sibling. They built a beautiful (USA $1 million) home on a golf course and just moved-in this past January. The owners (except 1) and most of the cousins were in attendance – It was a lovely family dinner. Only a few of the friends and spouses of the family did not feel comfortable speaking English. Most everyone had excellent English. The food was delightful, especially the desserts!
|Our Host'2 Niece's House|
|The Four Siblings|
|Dessert - As Good as it Looks|
It was 9:00 tonight when we left for the Casino so our co-host could play some slots. While she was there, our host and we walked above the rocky coast. The sunset had not been the best tonight – it was too cloudy and hazy, but as we walked we enjoyed listening and watching the waves simply crashing onto the rocks. You can feel the immensity of their power, even in the dark! All night we could hear the waves crashing on the rocks – we slept well.
|Sunset at Vina Del Mar over the Pacific|