We’re very fortunate to have the apartment we’re currently in. The first weeks were spent in vacation rentals, but we were hunting for something more long term and less expensive than a furnished vacation rental. While out on a run one morning, Marathon found an apartment complex with a large interior garden/courtyard. It’s beautifully landscaped with a reflection pool, sidewalks, water fountains, and a small playground. Lucky for us, they had one 3-bedroom apt. available.

In the afternoon children gather to play in the courtyard. Today Rosebud (5 years) recounted the following:

A little girl asked me in English where I’m from. I told her ‘Chattanooga’, but she didn’t understand me. So, I just told her ‘Mexico’.”