Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Ines had invited us to her cousin’s campo for a family member’s graduation party. The campo was 5km outside Jumilla in the middle of nowhere. We brought two bottles of beer. In an instant, we met around twenty friendly people — most of which were Ines’s family members. We spent a few minutes outside with the dogs and chickens. The campo was huge. Their olive trees went on and on. We started with appetizers: gambas, calamari in tomato sauce, ensaladilla rusa, and frutos secos. The main dish was paella with the best mejillones I’ve ever tasted. For dessert, we had fruit, ice cream, and cake. I was shocked at how much we could eat. We played a fun boardgame called dixit and a guess who’s the killer type game witha deck of cards. We spent the whole day at the campo eventually having even more food during dinner. The night ended with some ice cream and a shot of tequila. We left around 11:30. I thought it was way earlier. Amissa had a sociology test that night.