We just finished up another (almost monthly) long weekend. We got a taste of everything this past weekend as far as weather is concerned. Saturday it was stuffy and humid and hot (27C/86F). Saturday night the wind blew through and it rained and stormed (we have intense thunderstorms here, I love them) for hours on Sunday. The rain brought much cooler temperatures. (10C/50F) And this morning we woke up to clear, bright and almost periwinkle skies. Just gorgeous.
We had friends over for an asado. Excellent food, wine and happy children and dogs. Osa was especially happy because one of our guest loves dogs (more than we do apparently) and and she indulged Osa and her “problem” for several hours today. Osa didn’t even mind if the ball went into the pool, on a day like today she was happy swim for it.
Today’s holiday was Dia de San Martín. General José Francisco de San Martín Matorras is kind of like what George Washington is to North Americans. He is considered the father of Argentina except in a mercenary kind of way. He was the go to guy if you were a Spanish colony and you wanted to be liberated. He also battled extensively in Chile and Peru. He along with Simon Bolívar are widely credited with throwing the Spanish out of South America.
Argentines celebrate with an asado which always implies family and friends. Followed by watching futbol which always implies a siesta.