Meet Dan’s (Pablo’s brother) loving family, who invited us into their home and hearts: Esben, Matt, Adrian, Dan, Cara and me (Camilla)
We were invited to stay over the weekend and on Monday Dan would show us the family ranch. Dan and Care also have two older children, Joe and Nick, who has moved away from home. Adrian immediately fell in love with Lance, and we think he would have moved in with us if it wasn’t for his parents, who kept an eye on him. Lance loved the attention from Adrian
Matt was playing soccer (this year as the goalkeeper), so with my former soccer “career” I really enjoyed playing with Matt in the yard. Matt was doing his best to win!
We also spend a whole day in front of our computers editing pictures and writing on the next posts for the blog. It was also during this weekend, that we really launched our “elf Christmas calendar” on Facebook. We hoped, that you got to enjoy the Christmas calendar telling more about all the little things, when we are on the road. Monday afternoon we head for the family ranch with Dan, while we enjoyed some amazing cherries (the cherry season is on here in Chile).
We spend the next 3 days on the ranch, which had the best campground ever. It is the best campground we have visited since we left California. We love spending time with the family, so we decided to invite them for Danish “hygge” the upcoming Friday, which was a holiday of some sort. I thought, that we had a lot of holidays in Denmark, but Chile has even more – what is not to love! What is Danish “hygge”? It is a day you spend with the ones you love, eating good food (but keep it simple) and have time to relax and talk. Here is the Danish “hygge” in pictures.
Making a good fire including charcoal and BBQ some meat
Then you have to find an cut the perfect stick for the “snobrød” (twisted bread) – a first for Matt
Twist the dough around the stick and bake it over the fire (a first for the family)
Add more meat and more sticks with bread – relax around the fire
Have time to go for a walk in the area… a short but relaxing walk
and take a dip in the river… Matt decided that the water was too cold. I was already in and floating in the water
There was a lot of water in the river, so the current was strong. I almost headed too far down river, but one of the boys saved me
Keep the fire going all day, because there is always room for dessert! We had grilled bananas with chocolate (another first for the family)
We said goodbye to the family, thank you so much for all the good days we have spend together – we love you and hope that we get a chance to spend more time together again…. But what happened during the three days, that we spend alone on the ranch? More about that in the next post, before we tell you more about our travel down south here in Chile.