The last full week with my parents we went out to one of our favorite places to go and relax, Lago Angostura. It was such a great time. Before we left Bolivia last August, the boys sold the boat they had made with Uncle Ben to "the cabin" on the lake. It was wonderful to have this boat to sail and play in. Once again it got hours and hours of use on the lake! There were some nice windy days, so that was great for using the sail!
|Maiden Voyage with Mama and Emily!|
|Walking down to the "tienda"!|
|YAHTZEE!...at the cabin|
|Paula getting her hair done by Grams!|
|Grandma Paula with Paulita!|
|Myles, Grandpa, Ruth, Clancy, and Clara|
|The folks at the outdoor amphitheater with the lake behind.|
|A view of the amphitheater on top of the hill!|
|Almuerzo Completo from one angle...|
|Our location from another angle...|
After our wonderful lunch we headed out for Tarata. It is only about a 15 minute drive from the cabin. When we arrived most of us got ice cream bars and then we hung out in the plaza waiting for Rudi to get online and make some phone calls. My parents didn't have reception at the lake, so they made some phone calls also.
|And all of us at the Plaza in Tarata, minus Mama who is taking the picture!|
|21st Century Couple|
|19th Century Couple|
|Old Adobe Building...|
|Painting with Grams|
|More painting with Grams...|
|Basketball with Grandpa|
|The gals working on Country Cousins...|
Mama and Daddy brought down a tent for Clancy's birthday. The first night the boys stayed in the tent, but after that they generously allowed us to stay in it! I could get used to living in a tent. It was great sleeping out in the fresh air! Next time Daddy and Mama are bringing a tent down for us!!
|Rudi enjoying a quiet moment out by the lake!|
|Myles and Clancy trying to get the boat motor to work...it didn't :(|
|Emily modeling "The Comet"|
|Mama and Daddy on the lake.|
|"Heading off into the sunset"|
May 1st is Labor Day in Bolivia, so everyone had the day off. The lady, Herlinda, with whom I share teaching at Horita Feliz on Saturday, invited us to come to her house for lunch. Her husband, Remigio, is also a friend of ours who has helped us with lots of handyman chores. We left the lake in time to go by and have lunch with them on the way home. We had a lovely time. They had invited one of the elders from our church and his family to come to the barbecue also. We ate until we nearly popped. Three types of meat from the barbecue, beef, chicken and chorizos, rice with cheese, potatoes, salads, and bread. It was a veritable feast! After lunch we shared in singing some music together.
|Barbecue a la Remigio...|
|Our family singing for our supper!! Casually, of course!!|
|The group with Daddy and Mama.|