After Googling some information about BA, I came across a well-written article penned in English by a fellow educator. I looked her up, found her profile, and boldly proposed a connection on a social networking site. I was pleased to get a warm response and an invitation to friendship: Her own child is close in age to Alex and Simon, as it turns out, and they live fairly close to our neck of the woods here in Buenos Aires!
So, I took her up on her invitation to meet for an afternoon walk in one of the city's many public parks, and we headed off for a few hours to Parque Tres de Febrero, the Buenos Aires version of New York's Central Park, which happens to be about 10 blocks from our apartment.
While I enjoyed a chat with mom, the kids played at the playgrounds, rode some park rides and shared popcorn. Daughter, it turns out, was born here, but speaks some school English (and has been exposed to lots of English through her mom, who teaches).
We're looking forward to to our next playdate!