Well, the reality of this has been lots of packing, unpacking, repacking, unpacking, then learning a crazy public transport system and how to buy things in street markets. It really has been a ton of fun, though stressful at times. We have had great friends to help us along the way and have met many nice folks who are eager to help us adjust.
The rest of this blog will be a photo commentary, so enjoy! Keep praying for our visa process, as we are in day 14 of our 30 allotted days and are still missing papers from the US.... We will be paying late fees I am sure! Pray also for our language and culture acquisition. For example, yesterday we went to lunch after church and had a bowl of soup then waited 30-40 minutes for some fried rice. Ooops, our fault, they were waiting to cook it until we went and got salad from the table. Lesson learned!
Ok, now, really the pictures!
|Bill Janecke going into Kim's new office (VetRed) in Santa Cruz. This is on the main road/sidewalk beside the vet school, so we hope to sit outside with refreshements to attract students to come spend some time.|
|View of Cochabamba from our apartment balcony. Cochabamba is over 8300', so baking, walking, sleeping is taking some getting used to!|
|Every morning Kim waits for public transport to school, David goes in the afternoon.|
|Early Sunday morning there is a market set up on our street. This is where we buy most of our groceries for the week.|
|We even buy our meat at the street market (early in AM before it gets hot and the flies come out)! To the right of the picture is sweet old lady who sells all the offal. We haven't had the nerve to cook lungs and kidneys yet at home.|
|This week is Carnaval, with kids throwing water balloons and buckets of water at folks. At least these girls asked first!|
|They use a spray foam too to make sure they get you! Caleb loved it!|
|Oh, Caleb bought himself his first skateboard and has ridden hours every day! Pray for no broken parts, please!|
|Boys ride their horses through town to go to the park and make a few Bolivianos (currency) giving rides to people on weekends.|
|Caleb enjoying the shade in the park.|
|Parque de Abraham Lincoln is 4-5 blocks away and makes a great place to play and do our Spanish speaking homework!|
|Yet another afternoon in the park!|