Saturday, November 21, 2009
And we have contact!
The Essex family now has internet in the home! So, voila, les photos de notre vie au Liban! Here are some initial photos taken at the start of our time here. It's November now, and it still looks the same. No more grapes on the vines, but just as many flowers and sunshine. We are on our third blooming of roses around our apartment. It's lovely, which helps heal the nostalgic aches for home.
We are going to a neighbor's house tomorrow to learn how to make arak, the national drink. Everyone has a grape vine in the garden or on their roof, and if they don't eat all of the grapes, they use them to make vinegar or this hard alcohol that's mixed with anis seeds. Hey, when in Rome . . .