Post # 1
I finally got to meet Mr. 99’s awesome cousin last night! We had a ball with her and her mother, closed the restaurant down and talked the night away…Mr. 99 and she actually hit the town after we got home, I had to work today, they didn’t and I’m just so happy to have met her.
The thing is, she lives in Argentina with her husband and step-son, and being married to a man from South America….he has no idea what Thanksgiving is about and she wants to show him just how awesome it is this year!
We’ve been invited to celebrate Turkey day in Buenos Aires this year and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted in a serious way…..the last four that we’ve celebrated here have been under the ever so popular “This Might Be Grandma/Grandpa’s Last ______” gun of guilt and without fail they have all brought the suck in one way or another. I love my Grandparents but I want to branch out and celebrate with Mr. 99’s family for a change, since most of his family are awful people, I really want to make sure we connect with the ones that are actually nice.
Wondering if any Bees have been, have an input on Buenos Aires as a place to visit, we’ll be staying with locals and generally supervised, so I’m not too worried there, I can heel toe my way through a conversation in Spanish, although a little brushing up might not hurt….any input or encouragement would be appreciated….this is a big leap for me!
….but I feel the old familiar tug of my genetically inherited Wanderlust on my leg….maybe its time I wandered with the man I love for a change.
Post # 3
@Nona99: Girl, GO.FOR.IT!! Sounds like fun(: I totally would change things up. Time to walk on the wild side for a holiday with your man!
Post # 4
DO IT! I love my family very much but this Christmas I’m speading it abroad with SO’s extended family and I couldn’t be more excited! You only live once and what a great way to get out, spend time with Mr. 99’s family that you like and see a different country!
Post # 5
Well I havnt been in 20 years since moving to the states, but I would go. It will be hot and you can go to the pool, while everyone here is freezing =)
Argenitnean vernacular isn’t like textbook spanish tho so its good you will be with locals. BA is the fifth largest city in the world with lots to do so I think you’ll have a wonderful time.
Post # 6
@figgnewton: I love traveling with Mr. 99, blending in is impossible since he’s a six foot four, blonde haired, blue eyed cowboy who wears boots and a hat ALWAYS, but he’s charming and sweet and in the times we have found ourselves in a foreign place, my experience and his good nature always bring us good experiences with good people.
Post # 7
…..and maybe its just the fact that I’m running on three hours of sleep, two cups of coffee and a shit ton of animal crackers….but I think this qualifies me to go shopping for a stand in ring…no way am I risking the 99 band in Argentina!
Post # 9
Don’t know much about your destination but I can tell you we have been celebrating “last” holidays with my great grandmother for 10 years now, she is 100 now and had poor health in her late 80s (no idea how she made it this far). There is a point where you just have to be happy with the memories of past holidays and know that a last holiday isn’t the most important thing in the world. If it’s anything like my family you will spend a holiday away from them and they will be around for 3 more after that 🙂 Have fun!!!!!