Last Saturday night, our friends welcomed us into their recently moved-into apartment. This couple had recently relocated from Hong Kong and Dubai, respectively, so they were awaiting their shipment from Asia. We assured them that we not only did not mind that they only had a couple chairs and a card table to both eat dinner and then play games on but we also completely understood as we have had our fair share of waiting for overseas shipments.
We spent the evening eating pizza, drinking wine and playing our favorite card games. I have now successfully spread Pinnochle to Korea and Mexico :) Nicholas and I also learned a new game called Mao, which would have been more fun if it weren't so late, I had been drinking coffee instead of wine and there weren't sooo many rules! Despite all of the ifs, it is definitely one that I will share.
We had such a great time and before we knew it, it was 2am and Nicholas had to be up for a 9am meeting (Yep, on Sunday...). We had to say our goodbyes since they were off to New Orleans for the week and we will be gone before they get back. I have a feeling we will see them sooner than later, they get married in the summer in the US- so if we have plans to be in this part of the world, we surely won't miss it!
"You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again." Azar Nafisi