We moved to Mendoza, Argentina in mid-September. That’s where they make a wine called Malbec. That may be Papa’s favorite wine, and that may be why we came to Mendoza. I don’t know. What do you think?
Anyway, Mendoza is home now, and I’m not complaining. In fact, I’m very happy here. Nona found us a very comfortable AirBnB apartment to live in while we’re here.
Our apartment is a very modern place, but it has a homey feel to it, with kitchen, a roof top terrace, and easy walking to the shopping district and parks.
Speaking of homes and parks, they are just loaded with birds, and one type of bird has a strange name. The hornero (that name means “oven”) has one the nicest homes in the park. You’ll see why it’s called an “oven bird.”
It’s spring here, so birds were making their new nests. The hornero makes its nest out of mud. We watched a couple of horneos bringing mud up into a tree one beak-full at a time to build one of these beautiful nests. Imagine how much work that takes them.
Where you are in North America, the fall season has begun, but, here in South America the seasons are reversed. So, when September comes, spring arrives here. We saw evidence of spring all around, and we smelled it too.
I especially feel at home when we walk in our neighborhood. The trees create arches over our street, and I feel like I am walking in a living room with a vaulted ceiling.
Oh, hey, another thing that we do is to go out for breakfast sometimes. We go to a special place not far from our apartment. It’s called Anna’s Bistro.
I like to pretend that we’re visiting our own Auntie Anna in California when we go to this bistro. It’s homey and has a pretty interior design, just like Auntie Anna would have.
So, now you know about our new home in Mendoza. I wish you could come for a visit, because I know you would like it, and you could practice your Spanish too. Bye! I’m your friend.
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- You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
- You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”