|Lunch break on the way to Oruro...|
Carol, Mark's wife who usually runs the power point and is a cheerful road mate, opted to not travel what would have been 50 hours of driving to La Paz and back from Camiri. I don't blame her one bit! She is a trooper to travel as much as she does. We missed having you along, Carol! Instead Mark brought a young man from Washington state, named Joseph Lawrence. Joseph arrived in Camiri to go to the Facultad Biblica at the end of March. He will be in Bolivia for about five months, studying Spanish and the Bible at the Facultad. He was a great addition, not only because he is just an all around great guy, but he also has a great bass voice and plays the violin really well. Our family has found a good new friend in Joseph!
We started the trip on Thursday around 11 a.m. We had packed a lunch, so we were able to just pull over and eat it! Tuna sandwiches, anyone?
|Putting our cooler chest to good use!|
|Clara at our hotel in Oruro.|
|Emily and Paula in one of the common areas at the hotel.|
|Native Bolivian Costume.|
|Packing up in the street!|
Side note: I don't mention much about our adoption on our blog, because everything is supposed to stay very confidential. At least that is how our lawyer has made us feel! However, it does look like we may get our Bolivian babies in the next month or so! I feel the "nesting" urge coming on and am buying up kids clothes like a mad woman!! The are all just soo cute!!
|Lunch at a friend's house.|
|A large brick factory!|
|Rudi in front of the Incerpaz brick factory.|
|"Selfie" of me with my lover boy!|
|Clara and Paula enjoying a roadside break!|
The "large pit" where the material for making bricks
comes from, is behind them!
|Clancy, Joseph, and Rudi: "On the road again"!|
Paula started throwing up when we got to our hotel Friday night, so I opted to stay at the hotel with her while the others went to the first Cantaton in La Paz. This church also provided dinner for everyone, but Paula and I snacked on PBJ's and yogurt from our cooler! She didn't have much appetite anyway and was asleep by 7:30 p.m. She slept straight through till 7:30 the next morning. I am pretty sure that it was just the altitude effecting her, as she was fine the rest of our time there. Everyone came back from the sing enthused and Clara declared it to be the "best one ever"!
|A La Paz Woman in Native Dress!|
|The Boohers in La Paz!|
|What time is it anyway? I think it was 9:15 a.m. for reals!|
|I would love to say we fed the birds, but I'm afraid our kids liked|
chasing them more!
|The President's personal guards! I think the one in front is over 13|
years old, but I am not sure! Tan chiquito!
|The group catching a trufi on the Prado!|
|Rudi, Paula, and I at the base of the Teleferico Amarillo!|
Check out the cute jacket we got for Paula in Oruro. I told
you that everything was super cute!!
|"No, Myles, you are not short enough to ride free!"|
|Serious business loading onto the moving gondola!|
|The group on one side, L to R: Ruth, Myles, Tio Mark, Clara,|
|The group on the other side, L to R: Joe, Paula, Carla, Rudi,|
|Up we go!|
|A bird's eye view!|
|Of course the city has a nice big futball field for practices!|
|On top of the world. The view from El Alto to below of|
|Another view of the city.|
|Some of the more modern road structures we have seen.|
|A more southern view of the city.|
|Shopping mall built right up to one of the many|
"small mountains". Amazing landscape in La Paz!
|A "just because" picture. La Paz Style Wedding!|
I love weddings in any culture!
|Walking to the church in La Paz.|
|And now for the real thing! I promise there was an audience!|
|Queen Paula on her guitar case bed!|
|And we thought we were cold!|
|Rudi with his "lap robe" trying to stay warm while|
|First trailer we passed that was on its side!|
|Another beautiful field of quinoa on the altiplano!|
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Colossians 1:16