About a month ago now Rudi's younger brother, Ben and our niece (also manager of our coffee shop), Ericka, came to visit us and Bolivia. My boys decided before Uncle Ben came down that they should build a boat with him. Ben is a great carpenter and so was a willing target for the project! The boys spent every spare minute building the boat. We all were super proud of how it turned out!
|Uncle Ben and Myles, "Starting to Assemble the Boat"|
They had to use some VERY stinky stuff and fiberglass to seal the boat from any leaks. They would move it to the porch and the smell would permeate the house. My favorite spot for them to apply the stuff was out in the yard AWAY from the house!
|Clancy, Uncle Ben, and Myles|
We took the boat out to Lago Angostura to see if it would float! Not only did it float, but in the three days we were at the lake it logged more than 24 hours of service! We all got a chance to ride in it...
|Shoving off for the Maiden Voyage!|
|And She floats....|
|Rudi, Ericka, and Emily playing Settlers of Catan|
|Trying out Emily's new game she brought home, Dominion...|
|The last piece of the puzzle FOUND|
|Uncle Ben and Paula|
Rudi was concerned about the fact that the river, that is usually very low, would have risen making it difficult to cross. He was right. We ended up wading across with the guys standing in the water to make sure we weren't swept down stream. I don't know how they stood in the water helping us. My feet were frozen and I was barely in the water compared to them.
|Fording the Stream|
|Enjoying lunch WAY above Cochabamba!|
|Emily and Ericka enjoying their well earned lunch!|
|The Rudi Booher Family "On Top of the World"|
|Uncle Ben helping with the babies...|
|Ericka helping out with F. and A.|
|Morning Bible Reading with the Whole Crowd!|
All too soon it was time for them to head back home. We are so thankful they could come down and spend this time with us! Hurry back... Bolivia les espera!!!
|Ben, Rudi, Clancy, and Myles|