Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Post in Pictures

My mom and I crying our eyes out in the airport when I left. You're famous now, Mom!

Chicago gave me a very beautiful sendoff.

See? Gorgeous!

First views of Vigo--this is a statue on Gran Via, the main street downtown.

One awesome thing about Vigo is that there are the ruins of a fort in one of the parks here!

I found this symbol downtown and it reminded me of the Rockford symbol. A small piece of home, haha.

A statue of horses at Plaza España, one of the main roundabouts in downtown Vigo

A view out over the town--as you can see, very hilly! I'll be getting plenty of leg exercise here, that's for sure.

This is how many bags I had to drag across the world. They were insanely heavy!

So that's all I've got for right now. Next time I'll put up some pictures of the Islas Cies, where I went last weekend. I started work this week, also. I had a minor expat freakout earlier in the week (life abroad is hard, newsflash!), and then I learned that being a teacher is hard. All I can say right now is that some days are harder than others, some classes are harder than others, and I have learned that I do not like teenagers. I'll leave you in suspense about all that for right now and elaborate about my apartment problems and my school problems next time. 

Until next time, don't forget that if your life is easy, then you're not really living!


  1. Lovely pictures! They made me miss Chicago and want to go visit Vigo!
    Starting something new is always hard, but I love the attitude in your last sentence!

  2. Thanks! If you ever want to come visit Vigo, I'd be more than happy to show you around.