A few pictures in Cuzco
|This little guy fell asleep on the job.|
|Here we are at the police station.|
I needed my carnet number to fill out the report and the copy they made for me that is with my paperwork at the apartment is some unknown man (whoops someone in the Emigration Office didn't catch that) so I didn't have my number, so I had to leave without being able to fill out the report. This story will have yet another chapter. We both had so many problems to get ours in the first place.
We were able to visit a couple of places in the District area that Elder Poulsen is in charge of, but the real problem areas are on the other side of the mission. So we decided to take a trip to visit them 2 weekends ago. Here are some pictures I took of that trip.
|One of the main intersections on our way out of town headed East, has a Park with this giant Statue. You can actually climb up inside and look out the windows.|
|Making Adobe Bricks by hand. Almost every house I have seen in the country are made with adobe.|
|Two bulls get a ride in a Toyota.|
|I don't know why but all the buses make a detour through this town while there is a nice straight road that by passes it. I like these silver statues.|
|This is what the homes and yards look like behind the walls that surround them.|
|A family with their goats waiting for a ride.|
|The back of this truck is packed with people, this is totally normal.|
|Washing in the river. The picture below is a close-up of the people on the right. Notice the big pots of boiling wash water.|
|We passed this big, beautiful, empty, bus station that for some unknown reason has not been open since it was built years ago.|
|More smiling people enjoying their ride in the back of a truck.|
|Elder Poulsen is watching a community cerebration , as we drive by, with all the costumes, dancing and singing.|
|Some of the people here in Juliaca are rich. Women here still wear the traditional clothing, but those skirts cost hundreds of dollars, and again the more skirts the richer you are. How do you like their hats?|
|No seat belt laws in this country.|
|This is the University Andina just outside of the city of Juliaca. Every building on this campus has some sort of interesting architecture and is painted in bright colors.|
|Some women in Puno just sitting on the curb and visiting.|
|The people are celebrating the transporting of another miniature Virgin idol statue to it's church.|
|This took me awhile to get used to, but it is so normal here. The men just find a corner. Afterwards they ran to catch up with the the parade. It was as if they never left. Lyle said this is a result of too much beer at the celebration.|
|Blind and crippled this man puts out his hat for people to put money in.|
Here are two of the stalwarts in Juli. We were not able to get his familysearch account to work while we were there but we were able to enter a couple of generations for his wife and we found ordinances for them to do. Hopefully we will be able to get his account open next time we visit because his mother's ordinances are ready. They will be going to the Temple in January. We are trying to piggy-back our family history work with Lyle's district work, it has it's challenges but we are trying to figure out how to make it work, I will have to do a lot of the family history work on my own because he is so busy with other responsibilities when we arrive.
|Three friends visiting in the Park in Juli. Check out the manicured hedges. There are all kinds of animal-shaped hedges in this park.|
|After the harvest, the farmers burn some of the stubble on their land. It is an offering to the "land god", they hope their offering will ensure a good crop next year.|
|A family or group of friends harvesting potatoes. Notice the ox on the left. They are tethered together at the horns and are pulling a plow.|
|I couldn't figure out what this concession in the park was all about, but they pay to paint coloring book pages. There were a lot of people doing this. Can you see Smurf on the front easel? I wonder how old these coloring book pages are.|
And Another Trip to Immigration
So I was able to find a tiny piece of paper with my carnet number on it, yeah! The office Elders took me to the police station again, filled out the forms and found out I needed my passport to take to Immigration, so I walked back to my apartment from the mission office grabbed my passport, signaled a cab in front of our apartment told him how much I was willing to pay, told him where to go and hopped in - and I did it all by myself!
|I can't believe I am standing in front of this office again.|
|Elders to the rescue! The sisters are right behind them.|
|Ride back to the office.|
To be Continued...