Monday morning, with the aid of Google maps and an address taken from the internet, I drove Betsy and the girls to the Tur Bus station on the other side of town. We made it with ten minutes to spare, just in time for them to load their bags and say our goodbyes!
The pictures below are from various different days during the visit. I think that for both us and them, it was a fun and beneficial time. It helped Betsy and her girls take their minds off of missing their husband/dad so much, and it certainly helped our kids to enjoy some special summer days playing with their friends. It also was a huge boost to Isabel and Owen's language development, as the two of them spoke non-stop Spanish with the girls! Eva, as usual, was more reticent in trying to speak but she also seemed to improve in her understanding of what was being said.
Betsy and I enjoyed many good talks, and for my birthday she baked my favorite dish in all the world: a real Chilean pastel de choclo (see the picture of Pedro posing with it below.) We are thankful for these special friends and the time we shared together!