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Adios, Amigos!

but I prefer "hasta luego!"

As with leaving any job, I had a difficult time saying goodbye to Ensenada. Leaving Mexico was entirely too difficult for my liking, so I wholly intend on coming back after my financial stint back in Korea. I mean...I feel like I'm leaving my heart in Mexico...with my students, with my friends, with all of those fish tacos...

So now back home in Indiana, I have plenty of time to reflect on my year in Mexico through the last few days of pictures. Really...they say it all.

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Fernanda, Camila and Andrea at a birthday party I was invited to. At a pool! By the ocean! YEAH!

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Miguel, Diego and Carlo

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These moms were like nothing I had ever seen in Korea. They were warm, inviting, and genuinely interested in the well-being of their kids. They also recognized that I LOVED teaching their children too!

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Sebastian, Ismael and Luis

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Me and some of my girls...after they found out that I wouldn't be coming back next year.

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Alexa, after putting her face in the cake. Kudos to going for it!

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The teachers and I went to Santo Tomas for pizza after this party.

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The next day at the beach was dreary.

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Kelly got a baby duck! His name is Apache...but I like to call him "Poopy." I think you can understand why...

The last day of classes was a sad affair...we English teachers came in the following week, but not to teach.
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Ana Valeria at lunch.

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Steph and I tried our hand at running the store at school. It WOULD be the very first squirt-gun robbery in the history of the school!

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Cute 2nd-grade Brenda.

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I think I was done reading at this point. At least I hope so, what with all the children standing around. I didn't put up with such fussing about.

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Valentina stayed by my side until the very last minute I left school on Tuesday. She followed me around, attached to my arm. Heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking.

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Macarena. We finally got her out of the habit of calling me "mom."

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Roberto Emilio. This kid is going to be a talk-show host someday.

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Me and my lovelies.

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Our playground.

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Gaby! That is my arm she's clinging to. She kept whispering "You don't go to Indiana!"

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Daniela. This little one opened up out of her shell about midway through the year. She was making a silly face before we snapped this.

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Pamela, who tied for 1st in Good Conduct. What a doll.

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The boys on our last day together.

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With the girls. Who would be crazy enough to leave them?

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The students kinda just did this on their own. It was weird. And super-cute.

The final weekend, we tried to pack in our "typical" weekend events. Every Sunday at La Alcoba (the tea house), they showed a movie. This month was Monty Python. I went to every one.
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With Denisse. I will miss her and her mom and sister...they were great hostesses!

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I ate my first and last fish tacos here at Navolato. I will always remember the giant picture mural of the ocean and the taco stand floating in mid-air above it. Also, the cartoon lobster that was bigger than the cartoon dolphin.

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In my opinion, the best ceviche you could find in a restaurant in Ensenada.

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Oh mah gah. FISH TACO!

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The teachers (and Steph's mom) at our last meal together.

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I will miss: big giant flag!

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See that there on the left? That pink-ish building? That is the tallest building in Ensenada!

Stay tuned until next time when I make it very clear that I am a tourist here in Indiana! Te quiero, Ensenada!

Posted by lrbergen 16:51 Archived in Mexico

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