Fourth of July in the Nation’s Capital

Baseball. America.Even though we were sad to leave El Salvador earlier than originally planned, one benefit is that we were able to spend Fourth of July in the U.S. — and not just anywhere, but in the Nation’s Capital: Washington, DC.

Spanish Friday: ¡Feliz Día de la Independencia!

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.No he escrito español hace muchas semanas. Tampoco lo he hablado ni lo he escuchado. Ya me siento que estoy perdiendo mi español, después de un mes fuera de El Salvador. Pero no importa — solo quería decir a todos: ¡Feliz Día de la Independencia!

Home Leave | Virginia Beach

Hermanas.Lest I give the impression that our home leave has solely been filled with educational and enlightening activities, I’ll now share a little bit about the post-Charlottesville leg of our Virginia stay: outlet shopping and a theme park. And not just any theme park: Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Home Leave | Fredericksburg

‘Merica.This is America: craft beers, drive-through Starbucks, Target and every big-box store imaginable conveniently located within a mile of each other. This is also America: a diner at a family restaurant wearing a t-shirt comparing “mudding” (off-roading in the mud in a 4×4 vehicle) to sex. True story.