Monday, July 8, 2013

This is our home. Very secure!

Time passes sooo quickly.  Life here is great and full of miracles.
   Last week we returned to La Frontera to get our visas stamped so that we can be here more than 6 months.  In his desire to get us here quickly, Pres. Pinon forgot that we should have stopped at immigration for that purpose. We went back to Nogales, Arizona and put another 350 miles on the car. So Much for  saving time! The best part of the day was getting to go to Safeway! You don't know what you have until you don't have it!  It was nice putting gas in the car and knowing exactly how much it was!
   Well, the road is not the best - a lot of construction -and it took four hours each way to travel to and from.  We didn't leave until midday, so it was dark on our return to Hermosillo.  It gets dark much earlier than in the north. I just pretended I was driving through southern Idaho. There are no shoulders and very few places to stop at all.  We made it home about 10pm that night, safely. Grateful we were!

    The next morning, Friday, we decided to make a trip to Costco on our own.  On the way there I turned too soon and was unsure of where I should go.  I tried pulling into the OXXO to get directions and the employee shooed me away. Strange, but OK.  Drove down the street to a stoplight and a car pulled up along side of us and pointed to the right rear tire - Flat! Directly across the intersection was a Michelin store and we crossed the street and they took care of it for free.  There was a Screw in the tire!  Were we blessed or what!?  If we would have found Costco who knows?! We were sooooooooooo blessed to have made it back safely the night before!  
I understand Washington got to experience some of the kind of weather we have here - the 100+ kind.  We have kind of gotten used to it. Our apartment cools off great with the room air conditioning. We did have an incredible lightening and wind storm pre-July 4th. Wish I could have taken photos! 

   We didn't have to work until 4pm on Friday, so we took a drive to Bahia Kino on the Sea of Cortez.  It's 100 KM or 60 Miles from Hermosillo, a 1-1/2 hour drive.  It started out as a drive to see where the airport was in Hermosillo.  Before you knew it we were at the beach! I was happy -There were some beautiful farms along the way. Fred was so happy to see the ocean. It was about 15* cooler, 90 instead or 105.  The ocean breeze was wonderful. We had a shrimp tostada and fish taco that were tan sabroso! Got back in time to go to the temple.  Another great day! 
  We and the Thomases are the new baptismal coordinators. We are excited about it. Another new adventure! We were trained Friday and Saturday. We love serving the people here. 
   We attended that Misiones Ward yesterday for the block.  It was a real family ward with lots of kids.  We knew a lot of the ward from the Temple.  We have now located five of the seven building here.  Today we hope to find the other two.  
   This is a big place!  Brigham did NOT design these streets!  I'm beginning to get the feel for where we are going.  Still have one section of the city to explore. There are multiple Walmarts, one Costco and 2 Sam's Club, Home Depots, Lowe's, and YES - Ace. Sorry - no BiMart!
  Well - Off to explore! Love to all!

1 comment:

  1. Having ridden in the car from Tijuana to Ensenada, I understand what you mean: Mexico roads are TERRIBLE!
    Walmart and Costco and Safeway and Ace? Ahhh... the comforts of home. (Especially Ace, for you, Kathleen, as I know there will soon come a time for you to hammer something!)