Immigration Museum

The consular team had a leadership day off-site on Friday. As part of the day to focus on team building and leadership, and to think about our work, we visited the Argentine Immigration Museum. It was a beautifully done museum housed in the old “immigrant hotel” where thousands and thousands of immigrants landed in the late 1800s, 1920s, and 1940s.

View of modern Buenos Aires through the windows of the 1880s era immigration hotel
Staff looking at old ship manifests
The stairs had eyes!

Last Sunday evening, we drove out to Martin’s weekend house for an asado with Martin’s family, plus Fernando, another former colleague of John’s from his Systematics days. Big fun! And the next day was a local holiday, so we got to sleep in a bit. I met Lea for a delicious brunch at Marti’s – my omelette was smothered in yummy sautéed mushrooms that they grow on site – check out the assortment on the wall of ‘shrooms. Some looked like flowers or sea creatures to me!

Wall of mushrooms

The week was busy – my boss was out, so I covered the section. I went to the Wednesday yoga class and to the dermatologist on Thursday. Saturday morning we had our Argentine friends Luis and Mercedes over for brunch and a coffee-roasting demo and in the evening we went to a Cinco de Mayo party with some co-workers.

With Mercedes and Luis

I read Demi Moore’s memoir, “Inside Out” which I enjoyed, and I’m plugging alone in “Quit” by Annie Duke. John and I are thoroughly enjoying another South Korean show, “Crash Landing into You” – so sweet and clever!

It’s fall here now and the perfect time for a morning bike ride today with John! Afterward I had a delicious lunch with Lea at Bis, followed by a video chat with Jackie and Pamela, then with James and MaryBeth.

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