First, I would like to start this weeks e-mail by telling you that Hna. B just broke her chair and ended up on the floor... all four of us (me, her, and the Elders from the other ward) are laughing our heads off. Guess what, one of them is E. Chile... he finally came in from the little pueblo he's been with his Brazilian comp.Well, this was a good week. As always, we are struggling with tendonitis, weird stomachs from sketchy food, and poverty, but it's been good. It builds character. As for me, I'm doing pretty well. I have been almost healthy for like two weeks, so that's good. I still have a stuffy nose and headache that come and go, but it's workable.
First the funny... we went to the zoo. That was just a very interesting experience It is a very wild zoo. It's pretty much run by the animals. And the cages are not very effective cages. There were peacocks everywhere (in spanish they are called pavo real... that makes me laugh so hard) And there was mostly llamas... weird. There is a lion, but given as his wife died like two weeks ago, he was just sad and slept. The monkeys were funny. But the parrotish birds stole the show. They just fought and made a mess of their food. Also, it's just a laugh to go with the elders... they are just a mess. They were picking on the animals, causing little problems, and just providing the inevitable comic relief. And there was the egg- two of the elders found an egg in the bathroom. First they tried to convince us that a hen just laid it... not very convincing, because there were only scraggly teenage looking roosters, but then one of them throws it in the mess of chickens... AND THEY DEVOURED IT!!!!! We all freaked out and yelled... CANIBALS, THAT'S YOUR SON!!!!!! It was just weird to say the least.
Just thought of another funny story-
We went back to the little town in our area, Sierra Chica, and we were waiting for our bus when we saw this group of teenage dudes walking down the street. Now, dudes here wear short shorts, but this guys shirt looked like it was covering his shorts... until his buddy passed him a pair of shorts and he started putting them on. We freaked... we started laughing and covering our eyes. It was just a really crazy gross moment... these crazy argentines!
|With Hna Bindley at the wedding|