In the news:
For the last several years Stevie and I have been inspired by traveling families we’ve met on the road. It was great to see other parents already doing what we dreamed of, exploring the world with a child in tow. Now we’re finally doing it!
We got an email from Adventure Parents the other day letting us know that we’re highlighted on their website. Cool, I love this site.
Yesterday my sister flew back to the US. It’s been great having her visit over the last 10 days. Between her and my mom, we’ve had double the help with Soleil, which has been really nice! Stevie and I have been getting plenty of sleep.
We’re really gonna miss her! Oh well, at least we still have Noni for a few more weeks.
We’re finding that Sol is an incredibly good baby. I have no past experience to reference, but both my mom and sister say we are sailing under a lucky star. Sol hardly ever cries. She sleeps long stretches of the night. And she is super mellow. This makes it easy to take her anywhere.
Lucky us. She’s gonna be the perfect nomad baby.
The only issue we’ve had is her new habit of grabbing things and pulling really hard. I’ve actually been training her to do this. It’s part of her pre-climbing exercise routine, but after Sol started misinterpreting feeding time for workout time, Stevie (and her hair) put a moratorium on the entire routine. <sigh…>
We didn’t do much while my sister was here. We wanted to show her the sights of Lima, but nobody was motivated. We did manage to get down to the local Starbucks. We set up a procrastination station just like the good old days!
This was the first time I’ve had Starbucks in like a year. I can’t believe I use to drink that coffee every day. It tastes horrible compared to the Peruvian organic coffee we’ve been drinking. The only think worse would be Folgers (SISCO, DING DING).
The one thing we did do was eat out, a lot. The best of show in Lima is clearly the food scene anyway.
We hit some top shelf places including Maido, ranked as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world!
We also did two laps at Trattoria L’Impasto, our new favorite. It’s a tiny hole in the wall Italian place right around the corner from the house. Amazing. Brilliant. Enough said.
L’Impasto is owned by a little old Italian grandma named Carmela, which makes it a completely authentic experience.
Stevie loves her. On our last visit she said…
“Ahh, she sooo cute and tiny, a little puff of a person, she can barely see over the counter…”
I was like…
“Yeah, go over there and I’ll get your picture of you two Italians”
Ok guys, on three. Wait, can you see me over the counter?
For the record, due to unpleasant repercussions, I can never call my wife short. All I can do is take the picture. 🙂