Monday, April 30th, 2012...10:33 pm
Argentina – Day Uno
Hola from Mar del Plata!
After a nearly 24-hour trip, we have arrived in the exotic, picturesque land of Argentina. We are all tired, well fed and excited to start our service with the JDC.
Our trip was separated in three parts, two by plane and one by bus. Our first plane took off at 7:40 pm on Sunday the 29th, and the bus arrived at our hotel at 6 pm today, the 30th. We then received random roommate assignments, with 2 people to each room. The rooms are rather small and cozy, perfect for each person to bond and get closer with one another.
We met with our Argentinian trip leaders, Yael and Viviana, and had a long, in-depth discussion with them. We discussed what we hope to accomplish on the trip, the goals and purpose of the JDC, and the JDC’s presence in Argentina. It was very informative and has prepared us well for the long week we have ahead of us.
We then went out for an exquisite dinner at La Trattoria, an Italian restaurant not too far from the hotel. Afterwards, we hung out in the lobby, with our eyes clear and bellies full, excited for the week ahead of us!!
To quote the great Jackie Robinson, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”.
P.S. Lexie watched War Horse on the plane, she really enjoyed it and spent a good portion of it crying.