Hola, Amigos! Buenos Dias from El Monte Mexico! It is Tuesday morning, and we're getting a tour of the camp. Everything went smoothly on the way here...they inspected a few bags on both ends, but nothing scary. With all the tools and electrical materials, I was worried that we would put up all kinds of red flags, but all in all it went pretty smoothly. The biggest hangup in the inspections? Janie's sewing scissors she brought so she could make friendship bracelets! Go figure! :) After we landed in Mexico City, we rode a very nice bus (complete with movie - Ice Age en Espanol, of course) over a mountain pass and back down to the city of Cuernavaca. Wow. Driving through Mexico City and all the small villages on the mountain was an eye opening experience! We had supper in Cuernavaca and then drove another hour to El Monte. We are staying in a house that belongs to another missionary family who is on furlough. It was after dark when we got there, so it was a little daunting to drive up the mountain on a narrow dirt road to our house...completely surrounded by trees. There were two "critters" greeting us when we got there...scorpions! One of which was under Peter's bed! So we had to do some coaxing to get him in his bed last night. And I must admit amidst the exhaustion, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. But when we woke up and looked out the window off the side of the mountain and over the valley.....wow! We are excited to get moving! So today we're getting an orientation, and this afternoon the boys are going to work already! Janie and I will be going grocery shopping with Roxanne.
Here we go!
Everyone is waiting for me to get moving, so more later......and pictures! Love to you all!