Saturday, June 16, 2007


The PACEMD - MedSpanish program offices and main area for Spanish lessons are located just across the street from the Plaza Principal in the center of town and are marked in the earlier post using Google Earth.

Each morning, Kryste and I head over there around 8:30 or 9 for our individual Spanish lessons with our tutor, Lilia (also now our expert guide on all things San Miguel - such as buying food in the local markets). Lilia also owns one of the town's most popular bars - plus, her son - Tony - works as the guide/transporter/etc for the program (so, she's got a pretty good gig going). Her daughter was apparently was also a Tampa Bay Buccaneer Swashbuckler and graduated USF in the mid-late 90s before moving to LA for a job...small world.

We finish up with our lessons around 1 and usually grab some lunch before I head out to the hospital for the afternoon (about a 15 minute bus ride from the Plaza).

These are just a few pictures of the PACEMD office, the hospital and some of the other participants during this month (and, yes, that is a rousing game of bingo they are playing - I, of course, played the first game only, won and then quit to keep my undefeated record in tact until I'm in my 70s)

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