Mexico City

With Ale, with Angel of Independence in the background

With Ale, with Angel of Independence in the background

I left on Tuesday to go to our ACS Chiefs’ conference at the Embassy in Mexico City. It’s always fun to see my co-workers from across Mexico and get a chance to interact face-to-face; I was also happy to see my good friend Ale, a wonderful local staff from Juarez who really taught me the ropes in ACS. Tuesday night a lot of us hung out on the rooftop lounge at the hotel, and Wednesday evening we went to a reception at our big boss’s house. My favorite was Thursday night when my good friends Tammy and Wendy and I had a girls’ night out – we went shopping at a little market (where I bought a cool silver Katrina brooch), followed by dinner at a great hole-in-the wall posole place. We were still talking ninety-to-nothing when we got back to the hotel, so we sat together a while longer and had dessert and coffee – very therapeutic! I haven’t really made any good girlfriends here in GDL, so I really enjoyed my time with them.

Last Monday was a holiday (another one!) and we had a good day at home. Yesterday I dug into my closet and tidied things up (amazing how much better I feel, having everything back in its proper┬áplace). We were settling in to watch TV when our downstairs neighbors called to invite us down for a game of Settlers of Catan – they have a friend in from Canada. We had four really fun games (with lots of trash talking) and we ended up staying until after midnight – lots of fun!

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