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A Day as Promised for All

Pulling together a vacation for two Virgos and the offspring of said sign requires agreements so the first few days reflect that. Sydney loves going to various kids camps so we made sure there was one here in Marbella. She commented that she had been looking forward to this all summer and was so happy to be here finally. And she was. A day of bowling, swimming & (a version of) water polo, bowling and ending with mini disco. Very active. For the parents a promise of sitting by the pool. Period. And that is what we did. Well you can not be running around all the time right?

Kim purchased Nintendo DSs before we left and I did not realize what an ice breaker it could be. Sydney loves playing it and many oof the children around have one also so there is a conversation starter. Some lads from Dublin Ireland tonight showed Sydney how to play Mario Go-cart, a game which she has but has never played. Maybe relations between countries could be solved if only we passed out game consoles and waited a few years… Thanks lads.

One final note on the Cava we were given when we arrived here. I enjoyed the sparking beverage I was presented with but will have to admit  that when the hotel staff asked I thought they meant Kava, a drink from the South Pacific that tastes like dirt with a hint of pepper and has a sedative effect when consumed. So when asked I thought “Sure! Why?” then after being presented with a refreshing sparkling beverage I realized that once again I had been done in by a homophone…

Hmmmm Kava……. eh Cava….

Poolside

Poolside

{ 4 } Comments

  1. dAD | August 4, 2009 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    Cava … a Catalan sparkling pink or white wine in the Prosecco tradition. Cava is produced in different areas of Catalonia, Andalucia and Extremadura but mainly in the Penedès region in Catalonia, 40 km to the south west of Barcelona. Cava is a Greek term that was used to refer to a “high end” table wine or wine cellar, and comes from the Latin word “cava” which means cave in English. There is your Wiki for the day….
    I am glad that Sydney is having lots of fun, although being on an adventure like this should far overshadow all of the game consoles in the long run. Please send me a link to the smugmug picture site you are using when you get a chance. Love ya …dAD

  2. dAD | August 4, 2009 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    Speaking of homophones … make sure you stay in the vehicle, especially if you don’t know the difference between gorilla’s and guerilla’s.
    BTW … What are they called – if they are spelled the same but pronounced differently? Like tomato vs tomato or potato vs potato.
    Maybe that’s a little too obtuse for 5 AM in the morning?
    Ha … dAD

  3. Barbara | August 4, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Enjoying your adventures by the pool. Office is pretty quiet, since all are on vacation. Have fun, drinking a CAVA. I must try it the next time, I am on vacation.

    Barbara

  4. Your Bro | August 10, 2009 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    You should not be so homo-phobic… no matter the alchohol content.