This afternoon a friend of our let us borrow his car so we could go exploring- it was just what we needed! I was very proud of Chase because it was his first time to tackle the round-a-bouts and drive a standard out here (Knate’s School of Driving paid off- thanks Knate!).
While we had the car we drove around town, took pictures, went to a store that had more than groceries in it– and my favorite part of the evening– we went to a textile souk. It was interesting to say the least. I wanted to buy one meter (or one yard) of fabric to do some more crafting and it took 5 men and two stores (since they each only spoke a little bit of english and we only speak even less Arabic) to try and explain what we were wanting… it was a great memory. I will show you what I do with the fabric once I do it.
For dinner I fixed taco soup- it turned out great! It was just missing green chiles… the New Mexican in me will always miss those. I am learning how to use what we can buy here & do it as cheaply as I can. So for the soup I used my first batch of dried beans, fresh tomatoes for diced canned tomatoes, left over chicken & homemade pitta chips!
off to bed…. it was a good day here in the desert.
p.s. we also met a few of our neighbors today- excited for these relationships to develop