Sunday, October 19, 2008
Here’s my bike! It’s a beach cruiser.. kinda weird, but cool at the same time: like 80 – 90% of the bikes here are those. Tranquilo bikes for tranquilo people.
Dustin and I took an afternoon to explore the “neighborhood”
Don’t really have to worry about traffic way out here
And of course a random nature pic
Pancha, one of the many dogs here on campus. What a surprise for her to wake up to chocolate cake, she attacked it
Yeah, even the pollen is bigger here!
Mateo stuck in the back ATM room, and Vevi wishing she didn’t have to help him with everything
Storm rollin’ in… or out
My cool basket I bought, had to go deliver some flowers to a friend who wasn’t having a very good week
Stella and I, got volunteered to be greeters for one of the nights of the week of prayer series. That was fun, “Bienvenidos, Hola, Que tal?”… good practice.
Downtown… university on the left, all the little shops on the right. So in the summer, they shut down the main road here for a block or two, and everyone just hangs out outside and eats ice cream till 1 am
Our morning worship group, it was a bit big this morning, we had the pastor share some stuff, so yeah, we packed like 50 people in one little dorm-sized room.
Clayshe (don’t really know how to spell that one), this is her little kitten, Catherine
Usual sight, Mateo likes to sleep
And Romi likes to cook
Vevi and Judith
The flowers are beautiful… and it just adds to it that the girls are too
Vevi, always in blue or black
Judith, Erica, Vevi, Mateo, y Romi. Where’s a tri-pod when you need one?
Saturday, October 18, 2008
We were invited to a costume birthday party for Clayshe, roomate of Gaby and Romi. The deal was, each person she invited had to bring a rose. Well the only store we knew of close by was closed that night, so Judith and I went out around town, asking people if we could have one from their yard. We needed a few, for some friends too, so we hit up at least 4 different houses.
Originally, Mateo, Dustin and I were all going to be Argentinean soccer players, but Mateo decided to be Zorro…
…and I somehow became the sherrif
Me and Gaby, she made my vest for me
Judith wasn’t quite invited since she doesn’t know the birthday girl as well, but we kinda snuck her in anyway. They later had to make her a kinda makeshift costume
More of the group finally showed up
Romi was a cowgirl, made for a good picture
And there’s Dustin the soccer player
Zorro climbed up on the roof, so I had to go get him down and keep the peace
Lookin a little tired, prob cause things here start at like 10pm
So it’s funny here, girls for their birthdays just kinda disappear after a little while, and then they come out in a dress, it’s almost like a wedding… or a catwalk.. I guess girls from Brazil add a little more spice to everything.
We even had a clown
I love this had, belongs to Romi’s boss, I want to buy it if I can get a good deal
Tried to learn the Tango
Group picture, all the guys (and birthday girl)
And all the girls
Birthday girl with all her flowers
Did I mention they like taking pictures here?
So we were supposed to be in by like 11:45, yeah, oops, we came in close to 2:45. We get these fun little slips that basically say we can’t go out and play anymore, until we have a little chat con el preceptor. At least it was fun for the night watch guy to check us in the front gate, almost 3am, and here comes a soccer player, and then a sherrif, and then Zorro.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Dustin and Vevi, venturing off for our trip to Diamante, a smallish town not too far away
Erica y Romi, our tour guides
You gotta go, you gotta go…
the town, leading down towards the river
…and back up to the top of town
So there’s this huge statue of Jesus
El Río Paraná
The whole gang (including Jesus)
Oh we’re such tourists!
He looks pretty tall from down here
Week of Prayer, the speaker was Ron Clouzet. His wife gave us hugs and chocolate
for some strange reason I always feel like I’m about to get slapped
our whole group after church on Sabbath
Dustin and his roommate Misael, from Peru. On the background, Gabby drew/painted the horses, she’s quite the artist
Moras! They’re mostly like blackberries, but they grow on a tree
and there’s no thorns!
So you know how doves are all a sign of peace and hope and the Holy Spirit and nice things like that… yeah, so here there’s an infestation of them here, like millions. It’s pretty much forbidden to sit under a tree, you’re an open target. I was just lingering (after picking some berries) and a paloma (dove) waaaay up in the air nailed me. I swear they aim for us.
Lunch at Judith’s house…
…so some of us had more energy than the others. This is about the time we decide who is going to be productive for the afternoon, and who is going to remain unconscious for the greater part of the day.