Tuesday and Lauren starts her first day at school. We're all a bit nervous, and we tell her if she makes it through the day, we will get Ben & Jerry's ice cream--the one and only time since it is 10 bucks a pint here at the American style Auto Mercado. She makes it just fine, and we are out 10 bucks. The local inc cream "Dos Pinos" is really good. Food is expensive and choices are limited. See our food page for more info.