Oops! Sorry, Papi...let's try that again...
Ah...much better. :)
Tuesday was Children's Day in Bolivia, so we had to do something fun...of course it was a big sacrifice for me... :)
Our introduction to soft serve ice cream at Thomas Sweets (chocolate, with Reeces Pieces!)
The mural on the wall at Thomas Sweet's, which she thought was very funny...
After our ice cream we went to see a movie. The only G-rated movie in our area was a documentary film called "Born to be Wild" about orphaned baby elephants and orangatangs raised in captivity and later released into the wild. She loved it (as did I!) and we were the only people in the whole theatre (does no one like documentaries any more?!) which was great because I could translate everything out loud to her without anyone shushing us! :)
On Wednesday we went to Terhune Orchards with our buddy Gina...I think it had been at least 20 years since I had been! It was kind of a cold and cloudy day, but we had a great time!
Faithfully obeying the stop sign in the mini tractor pit :)
Gina and Deysi with a pair of nesting Canadian Geese we found (who accepted our presence as long as we didn't get any closer!)
Now we're snuggled up inside, drinking hot chocolate (thanks for the mugs and hot chocolate, Tara and Pat!) and enjoying the movie Balto (for the third time since we rented it, but who's counting!)
We leave on Tuesday for Boston, with a stop for lunch on the way with my dear friend Tracy (the Camp Nyoda nurse who loves not-camping!). We'll spend the evening in Quincy with "our girl" Segundina, who grew up in the Hogar in Montero and is now married to a great guy who grew up in Massachusetts (but was born in Peru)...sound confusing? It's a long and beautiful Cinderella story that I'm convinced will eventually be made into a movie :) but the short version is that they fell in love in Bolivia but now live (with his wonderful parents) in Quincy! We're really looking forward to seeing them.
Updates to follow once we're back from Boston!