Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Goodbye to the Peterson's, hello to summer and our good friends the Bowlers and Rojas

My former mission companion Odell Peterson and his wife Denise and his daughter Carley visited Chile for 3 weeks.  There visit came to an end.  They visited Ovalle, Coquimbo, Vina Del Mar, La Ligua, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, San Angelmo, Osorno and of course Santiago.  It was a trip of a lifetime for them and I was glad we were able to arrange for them to stay here at the hopedaje.  They were able to leave their stuff in their apt here while they traveled.  It turned out great.  They went with us to Church in San Miguel, FHE 2 Monday nights and out to eat as well.  Here they are leaving to go home.

Summer has arrived as the temperatures have soared into the mid 80's.  Thank goodness our apartment has central air.  But it is hard to get into the Thanksgiving mood with the warm weather.  We will try though.

We went to dinner with the Bowler's, the Roberts, Sister Onate and Eduardo and Soledad Rojas the young couple we have become such close friends with.  I think if I looked at my expenses the restaurant La Hacienda would be number 1!  It was a nice end to our Saturday shift at the temple.

We also went to eat with Elizabeth and Alex Rojas and the Bowlers at you guessed it La Hacienda.  We had traveled to their house one Monday for lunch.  They are such wonderful people and he is a great temple worker.

Elizabeth Rojas and Millie

Van Alex Rojas and Joe

Van, Alex, Joe, Dixie, Elizabeth and Millie at La Hacienda
Here are some random pictures from last Saturday of 2 Chilean wedding groups, cute girls and my close friend Gary Davis with Brother Zay manager of the Hospedaje where we live.

Gary Davis and Brother Zay

Bride is youngest daughter of a worker on Tuesday morning

A nice picture in the fountain without water

A mother after her sealing with her 2 daughters

3 cute girls waiting in the hospedjae for a 8 hour bus ride to Valdivia in the South of Chile

My elevator and me going to the 4th floor where our apartment is

She works on the corner of the temple selling her wares in the street while the cars are stopped.  A single mother going to college not letting the government pay for everything.

We realize as time flies by how blessed we are to be working in a temple 5 days a week.  I look forward to being with my family in the temple when we get home.  It is such an inspiring place to be.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds fun to have friends visit. Gee, I wonder why no one came to MT??!! Where you eat always looks so good.