After breakfast this morning, Leanne took Andres to play on the front porch of the hotel while I caught up on some work. The Danish family who arrived yesterday have a 2 year old son who was adopted from Bogota 18 months ago and are here in Cali to adopt a daughter from Chiquitines at the same time as we are. Andres had a good time playing with their son – they both liked the cars that Andres brought with him.
Later in the morning, Andres got really tired and grumpy so I forced him into bed and held him until he went to sleep. He ended up sleeping all through lunch so we had to tag-team our lunch with one of us going to eat while the other kept an eye on him. He ended up sleeping for nearly 3 hours – obviously the excitement and jetlag had finally caught up with him and he needed some rest.
Andres took a while to perk up after lunch and we were about to walk to the local shopping centre when I realised I had a conference call on. As part of some business coaching I’m receiving at the moment, I have a weekly conference call with some people in the US. Back home, this was happening on Thursday mornings (8am daylight savings time, 6am standard time *yawn*), but here in Colombia, the time is actually 3pm on Wednesdays. Of course, with all the travel I’d kind of lost track of the day of the week, so I almost missed the call.
Leanne had to amuse a still-grumpy Andres for about an hour while I did my conference call and then we walked to the shopping centre, had a look around and then discovered the large supermarket in the carpark basement area that we never knew was there on our last trip (one of the other families told us about it yesterday!). We did some shopping and headed back to the hotel in time to get ready for dinner.
For a change tonight, we went out for dinner at a well known pizza chain “Archies”, which had been highly recommended to us by people who have stayed in Cali previously. We went with another family and the kids had a great time making their own pizza with the chef and they got to eat it afterwards. It was a delicious meal, including one of the best milkshakes I’ve ever had. I can now understand why it became a regular haunt for families on past trips.
We got home late and put Andres straight in to bed – it was quite fortunate that he had long sleep during the day so he coped quite well with the late night
I sat up to do a bit of work and catch up with some blog posts.