Sunday (last week)
I woke up and spoke to mon daddy which was delightful for about an hour. Was good to hear a familiar voice. I then went out with Cecilia and Carlos to a great big Church which apparently was a very famous church for its glorious Gothic size.I have no idea of the name of the town it was in but it was rather grand and there were tons of people standing outside.The music being played inside was captivating and when I walked up closer to listen the sermons, I could see a whole bunch of people kneeling on the floor and walking on their knees all the way from the entrance to the altar. It was all very odd, almost like a small pilgrimage except these people were crying and praying at the same time. That image and the sad yet beautiful music being played over head took a lot out of me not to join them. It was all incredibly emotional and very startling and I wasn't expecting it to be so emotionally gripping.
After finding out that all the people on the little pilgrimage were actually praying to god to heal the sick, it all made sense. Some people were even struggling to walk on their knees out of pain.
After an hour or so there looking round we went to go get some lunch.Cecilia has a rather weak spot for Macdonalds.Which after considering the amazingly fresh food she cooks daily for us I wondered how she could possibly stomach such crap. However, Macy D's weren't on the menu that day, to Cecilia's dismay, instead they took me to a small pizzeria which 5 big screen tvs squashed into every corner.On every wall there was a poster from a movie, Up, Bolt, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc etc, all relatively fro the younglings and they were playing Finding Nemo but in Spanish on all the screens. I was in heaven. Pizza, Disney (Pixar), education and cocacola. It was perfect!.
My eyes were glued to the screen as we sat in the little pizzeria movie house munching on a version of the Sloppy Giuseppe from Pizza Express. Very tasty.
We scoffed the food down and arrived back at home where Pamela was waiting to take me to the cinema. Awesome. I told her about my adventures the day before and the Germans, and we giggled as we made out way to the cinema in town, being taken by her Dad in the car.
The cinema was great, so big and modern and so cheap!It was about $5 to see any film!That's like £3.50? I couldn't believe it and it was in English too, which was a bonus. We opted for the Orphan.Wow.It's a great film, and I don't normally like scary films. But yeah, its got a great twist at the end and I did nearly wet myself on several 'he's behind you ' moments. But it was great fun and wonderful escapement for a couple of hours.
Afterwards we met up with some family members of Pamela's in the mall with her mum and they very kindly bought me a lovely icecream sundae. It was gorgeous and made with three types of icecream I had never tried before. The first two were types of fruit that are typical of Costa Rica but I can't for the life of me remember the names, I will look them up for next time, and the third was of sour cream!Sour cream ice cream!And it tasted divine and added a little bite to the whole experience.
After looking round the mall a bit we drove back and I arrived back to find Robin and Steve had arrived back from their weekend away. We all discussed out weekend at the diner table before departing to bed all super tired.