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Rincon de Ricardo

Welcome to my little corner of our blog .  The purpose of “El Rincon de Ricardo” (literally Rick’s Corner) is to let you share in my daily observations of life in Spain. My goal is to take a picture every single day and provide some small commentary on life in Spain, our experiences, and our thoughts.  Life here is diferent and I would like to share these diferencs with my friends and family. I am attempting to not pass judgment on the diferences as we all look at the world through the lens that is our life…as I said, I will attemp this!

Thanks for visiting the site and please leave comments as I would love to hear from all of you.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Pamela aka Lala permalink
    August 22, 2009 9:37 pm

    Dear Ricardo Eduardo,

    Love your rincon. You are hilarious and I am thoroughly entertained. I agree with Kaaren, this is “laugh out load” stuff you got goin’ on. Love and miss you all like crazy. And I am always looking forward to your next blog!

    Love, Lala

    PS – Laura, you’re funny too.

    PPS – Will the girls get to add to the blog? Of course, Taylor barfing was a good story, but what about in their words?? Just curious. It’s good to hear they are such troopers!!!

  2. lowellfamily permalink*
    August 23, 2009 2:27 am

    Lala…we have been laughing our heads off while Rick writes his posts. It’s a really fun thing to do and I’m enjoying not being the only writer in the family. The girls both want their own posts too, so we will be getting them set up soon. The trick is getting them to sit down and actually write something more than “Hi. We’re having fun.” Love you tons too!!!!

  3. September 8, 2009 5:05 pm

    Hilary’s spouse here (friends of Laura’s). Just gorged on some of the recent blog posts. Loved the trip back to the store to get the missing telemando taken care of. (Loved the conjugation of ‘hablandoear’ – from the Latin, ‘to have a more Spanish fluent spouse’…). Lived in Madrid for 2-1/2 years in the mid-80’s, so lots of fun memories of the effort to get settled coming back. Have a GREAT time and thanks for being great writers :-).

  4. Bob Diaz permalink
    September 21, 2009 10:51 am

    Rick – I think you missed your calling. Your writing is much better than your MEP’ing. Arturo and I are following “las aventuras de Ricardo” keep it going maybe you’ll find a publisher.

    • lowellfamily permalink*
      September 22, 2009 5:35 am

      Thanks Guys…we really are enjoying ourselves here and the things we are experiencing are simply too funny not to share with you all. I already have a book deal waiting at the end of “las adventuras” but I had to sleep with my publisher to get her to agree to take on the project…now if I can only get an advance!

  5. Taz Khurshid permalink
    October 22, 2009 3:14 pm

    I finally got on to the blog to see what you, laura and the family were up to. I figured now was the time, you would be just settling it. I thought about what fun would it be to surprise you w/a phone call to Spain once I could find out your ph number. Well, I got the surprise you are here but under very different circumstances and I wish you and the entire family the best.
    I remember My mother passing away 4 yeasrs ago and I had been the caretaker. Loosing a mom is a big loss. I am sure you have the family around you, anything I can do to help. take you out for coffee or something to get your mind off the stress a bit. When you have a a moment and you can I would love to hear from you 650.595.3912 ( h ), 510.295.3951 ( c ).
    I tried your old ph numbers, no luck. Where can I reach you.

    Do you ahave a number where I can reach Rick ?

    Regards / Taz

  6. Violeta Diaz permalink
    February 7, 2010 6:45 pm

    Rick y Laura,

    I am a friend of Jane Likens. She hooked me up with your blog. I have been enjoying it on and off. I can relate so much to many of your adventures… I was born in Spain, raised in Mexico and now live in the U.S. Many of your stories sound so familiar, but in reverse countries. You are an excellent writer, keep it up, maybe one day I’ll write about my own experiences!

    Hasta la proxima!


    • lowellfamily permalink*
      February 7, 2010 11:49 pm

      Violeta, Laura and I have both commented how much more we now appreciate the difficulty of coming to understand, much less assimilate into a new’s the big things like language, government, & culture but also the myriad of little things like how to call the small roll with the pointy ends in the panaderia, and explaining to the mechanic the noise the car is making, and figuring out how to prepare and cook a fish that looks like it is still breathing that make the adventure so difficult…but for us, that’s all part of the adventure.

      Thnaks for spending your time enjoying the trip with us.
      Hasta Lluego…Ricardo

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