|Hermana Bowles and Hermana Nunez surviving in the rain!|
|Yes, this really is paradise! Have you ever seen a leaf this big?|
|"Cataratas de Paccha"|
Visited these gorgeous waterfalls a few weeks ago for P-Day...so so pretty!
|You take a comvee about 1 hour 40 minutes outside Moyobamba to a pueblo called "Sepelacio." Just outside of Sepelacio you walk ten minutes to the falls.|
|It was a triple-layer waterfall...THIS IS PARADISE!|
|Well Mom, you were right...when you wear a rain jacket to your waist, the rain droplets drip out to what's below. It poured this day and left a nice line of wet and dry on my skirt. Pretty soggy, huh?|
|Here's my meditating self...on a rock...in Peru. It makes me think of the view from Angels Landing in Zion's National Park|
|"Mamita y Hijita"|
I think this might be one of my favorite photos of me and Hermana Nunez. Just started our fourth cambia juntas. No one can really believe it that when she finishes her mission in February, we'll have been together six months! Hermana Nunez says I'm turning more and more "morenita" (brown) and I'll be her color pretty soon.
I had to laugh at your new brand of spanish that you`re inventing
because I understood it without a second glance. I didn`t even pause
to realize it was a little off until you said something......Gringas
CANCER SPOTS?!?!?!?! I am going to apply sunblock double time now.
I`ve slacked off with using it because the mornings always start off
overcast and I think I don`t need it when I really do at 2 when the
sun comes out. I hope your face feels better.
Did mom tell you that I attempted to make a pie here? It ended up
being more of a trifle because we poured layers of vanilla pudding over
cookies and banana. It needed a little more time in the fridge before
serving but it was still really yummy for the Christmas Dinner with
the Familia Bardalez.
Today for P-day, Hna. Nuñez and I are going to go to an investigators
house who cooks all the time. We`re going to learn a Peruvian dish
from her.....I hope it`s easy enough that I don`t get lost in
Love you lots.
|This is an example of one of the cool nativities the people here in Peru create. They use plants and dirt from their garden and arrange the figures around the scene they have created.|
|Out with the old and in with the new. The people make a doll dressed in old clothes and put fireworks inside the doll. When the new year comes they blow up the old doll--POW.|