Saturday, December 30, 2006

Estamos aqui

It was an uneventful flight--even if it did take 10-and-a-half hours. Once we were here, we breezed through immigration (no one even raised an eyebrow that we were entering the courntry without return tickets). At customs, the man asked where I was from. When I told him ¨Los Estados Unidos" He said, "just put one bag on the belt." They only x-rayed one of my bags! When Helen came, he just waived her through.

My friend from the College, Joanna Gannon (de Bendini) had her sister ( who lives in BA) arrange for a remise (a private car service). Just outside customs, there was a completely pleasant man, Ernesto, holding a sign with my name on it. I told him I needed to make a call. He gave me his cell phone. I was told not to expect this. I had to call Josefina, the niece of Ana from whom we are renting the apartment. Luckily, Josefina speaks English a bit better than I speak Spanish. We arranged to meet at a cafe across from the apartment. Ernesto got us there with no problem.

We met Josefina. She showed us in. And now here we sit. The apartment is small by American standards but has a large courtyard. The "second bedroom" has no bed--just a computer desk. So we are in search of an air matress should any of you come to visit.

All-in-all, this has been flawless. Tomorrow is New Year´s Eve. I am beat. Check in tomorrow.


Kensito y Eleana


Dana said...

Glad you made it there without any major problems! Looks like you got the royal treatment with your own personal driver. Fill us in on the beauty of the country after you get some sleep.

Chas said...

Mis Amigos! So glad your journey has been smooth so far. (While I was telling the Geezers that you might be about to land, turns out you were in fact busy typing your first post.) Looking forward to your daily updates. Hey, happy freakin New Year!

Lindsey said...

Glad you had a good trip! I'm looking forward to hearing updates!

Dana said...

Happy New Year!!! Hope 2007 is exciting in Argentina.
The Pierce's

Carolanne said...

Hola amigos!

Estoy tan contento que ustedes ambos lo hicieron el viaje sin peligro. Tengo ganas a(what on earth is the word for vicariously????)disfrutar de su viaje.

Keep the pictures coming. Ain't technology grand!

Happy 2007!!