Mis Amigos

27 Mar

I want to be fluent in Spanish. To accomplish my goal, I have taken classes in Spanish in Santa Fe, Valparaiso and Santa Barbara. These are mis amigos from my Santa Barbara City College Conversational Spanish class, Regina, Rufus and John.  We sat together and laughed a lot. Bonnie Blakely, our incomparable profesora, was full of great good humor as she led us on the very long path to fluency.

Next is my visit to Cuzco, Peru in June with my Santa Fe Community College compañeros. I will be living with a Spanish family, taking conversational Spanish and studying the past tense. (I only know present tense now…makes me seem very immediate and a little strange.)

They say learning a language stimulates brain cells and keeps you sharper. One can only hope. Thank you Regina, Rufus and John for the learning and the fun. Hasta que nos encontramos otra vez.

6 Responses to “Mis Amigos”

  1. Ursula March 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Regarding learning Spanish: I admire your zest of life and learning! You will never grow old.

    • Jill March 27, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

      Passion really keeps you going. Did you see the entry about Ganna Walska, the woman who designed Lotusland. She undertook and new extensive project when she was 88. I want to be like her.

  2. Derek March 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    ¡Yo también! Pero………….if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. You will love Cusco, especially if oxygen and coca tea are always within arms reach. Be sure you continue to take your wonderful photos. A computer is always within my arms reach–my “oxygen and coca tea.”

    • Jill March 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      Am looking forward to the Museum of Chocolate. You can even make your own.

  3. Paul Mabarrack March 27, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    Cuzco…so wonderful we named a chook (chicken to you) after it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Get some made to measure cowboy boots for about US$100.

    • Jill March 27, 2014 at 11:57 am #

      How great that you and Jill have been there. Great tip about the boots. I am so excited about the trip!

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