On Monday and Tuesday, D and I had language class as usual, but on Wednesday (Little Man's birthday!) we packed up and headed out with some friends for a retreat! This was my first road trip in country. It's quite a bit different than the road trips that I love so much in the States. It's two-lane traffic most of the way, which means you have to pass people a lot. There are no rules with that either. You play chicken a lot and
Update: I started typing this post before we headed back home. I guess I spoke too soon concerning the barefoot bathroom experience. Here is a restroom I found myself using in someone's home (which meant I didn't have shoes on). I made sure to take pictures and then run out as fast as I could because I heard squeaking sounds similar to that of a rat.
|Famous last words of my friend B, "This house looks nice, I'm sure the bathroom is clean."
|Disclaimer #1: He is not getting a ticket..the cop is giving him his phone number.
Disclaimer #2: He is not running from the cops while their backs are turned.
Six hours later, we finally got to our destination...the LAKE. It was beautiful. We were surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenes. It took my breath away every time I looked around me. We enjoyed our few days of shopping at local shops and eating some local cuisine (they even had pork...shhhh).
So, for the rest of this post, it will probably be easier for me to just post some pictures and add a caption to explain...lest I get go off on rabbit trails trying to sum up our trip. I'll save those thousand words and let the pictures do most of the talking...
|"Hey, nice to meet you."
"That's a pretty cool looking ride."
"What's this button here do?"
"Oh, my bad...you're one of those no-touchy types..."
|We learned a lot of neat cultural things.
|And of course, we had to take some silly pictures.
Little Man had fun playing in the grass (for the first time), as well as enjoying some R&R.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You return man to dust
and say, "Return, O children of man!"
For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.