Home Sweet Home

…for now anyway!  Proud to have been born and raised an Oregonian and honored to call San Diego my home for seven years, I find myself wondering how in the heck I ended up in Buenos Aires, Argentina 🙂

After leaving Quito on Monday, February 17th, we flew to Guayaquil: the biggest city in Ecuador.  Not necessarily a must-see place on our list, but that’s where we needed to be the following Saturday to catch our flight to Buenos Aires (BsAs).  So for the next five days, we settled into a nice (very nice–oh my goodness–such-a-treat-NICE!) hotel, caught up on sleep, admired the flat-screen television and watched all of the sports/news/E News! channels that we could.  We did see a few touristy sites, but for the most part we needed rest!

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Don’t let my smile fool you–fitting into the “U” was a tight squeeze and I almost knocked it over.

On Saturday, February 22nd, we landed in BsAs and checked into…another hotel!  Everything about the Rochester Hotel was great, but by the sixth day we were ready to unpack our bags into our very own apartment.  And that is exactly what we did!

Calling Ty Kyriopoulos (he's Greek AND single, ladies!) to wish him a happy birthday AND to tell him the good news about finding an apartment in BsAs.
On the phone with Ty Kyriopoulos (he’s Greek AND single, ladies!) to wish him a happy birthday AND to tell him the good news about finding an apartment in BsAs. This park behind Nate is our new “back yard”.
Our cute, little kitchen. My only complaint is hitting my head on the light 20x p/day. Other than that, super grateful to be able to prepare ALL our meals.
Our cute, little kitchen. My only complaint is hitting my head on the light 20x p/day. Other than that, super grateful to be able to prepare ALL our meals.
Looking out of our kitchen window: Plaza San Martin and all its beauty.
Looking out of our kitchen window: Plaza San Martin and all its beauty.
Regular Tuesday morning traffic. (Plaza San Martin to the right)
Regular week-day morning traffic. Very quiet on the weekends… (Plaza San Martin to the right)
The blinds come in handy, too. A pretty view of the Sheraton...
The blinds come in handy, too. A pretty view of the Sheraton and the refreshing blue sky…
And our furnished apartment comes with these plants. I'm going to give it my all to make sure they are watered and get plenty of sunshine.
And our furnished apartment comes with these plants. I’m going to give it my all to make sure they are watered and get plenty of sunshine.
After two months of NOT being able to, we are most grateful for THIS!
After two months of NOT being able to, we are most grateful for THIS!

(Above picture is from the BsAs airport bathroom, but maybe we could get one for our apartment bathroom. It truly makes me smile!)

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One thought on “Home Sweet Home

  1. Hey Sarah Girl, it is the little things in life that you don’t realize how much they matter until you cannot do or have them…..yep I get it. I remember being in Thailand and you were expected to carry your own tp! It only took once to learn that. Lie you and wishing you joy and happiness is BA! We love you!

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