The dogs are pretty tame though and they don't really seem to bother anyone. They are even experts a crossing the crazy busy streets here, which even I have a hard time crossing.
We headed South to Espinar on Saturday. It sits at about 14,000 ft in elevation.
|putting the baggage on the roof of our bus|
|buying the tickets|
We arrived at Espinar and we saw people selling their wool on the street just like they do everything else. Look at this big pile.
We had reservations for a hotel for the night, but we couldn't find it. We arrived at a tall cement building that had a hardware store on the main floor. It was exactly where the hotel was supposed to be. We looked in this little door and it looked like a construction site. Well, Elder Hasler and Elder Poulsen went in to explore. Julie and I waited and continued looking for something that resembled a hotel. We felt like we were in the Twilight zone, with a missing hotel and with our men disappearing somewhere inside this door. After asking one more person where the hotel was and being told it was through this door, we went inside. There were stairs leading up somewhere and we decide to follow them. Finally after 3 floors of huge empty unfinished rooms we found a landing with a foyer and a desk. There were our men checking into the rooms.
|This baby alpaca is so cute.|
|This is a store that sells wool.|
The following pictures are of the work we did Saturday night in Espinar after we did a fireside.
Below are some pictures I took on the streets in Espinar
|These little women are cleaning the streets with shovels and brooms, they work for the city. We have seen women in Cuszco do the same manual labor for the city.|
|This lady is on a bicycle pushing a cart. We have seen a lot of people doing this. She will probably fill it with things to sell.|
|A whole family on a motorcycle. Check out the llama between the man and woman, and the baby on the mother's back.|
The following pictures are of the drive back from this remote city. Isn't this beautiful country?
|look at the beautiful mountain peaks in the background|
The missionaries in Espinar on Sunday March 6, 2016
|Some of the people in this amazing, loving ward. The tall North-american in the center served his mission here a few years ago and is doing an internship in Cuzco, he just happened to be visiting this Sunday also.|