Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We like our little corner of Buenos Aires...


Here is the sunset tonight from our fourth floor apartment window. We like our little corner of Buenos Aires.
Our Argentina book says "The Querandi Indians were the inhabitants of Buenos Aires when, in 1536, the Spanish settler Pedro de Mendoza founded the city under the name of "The City of Our Lady of the Good Winds...
"In
1807 the city underwent an invasion by English troops who were expelled by the ragged city militia...
"This heroic deed encouraged the local inhabitants and on May 25, 1810, an Open Assembly was held.
"In 1853 the Argentina National Constitution was proclaimed, laying the foundations for the present-day Argentina...
The capital city ended up being called "Good Winds" or in Spanish "Buenos Aires."
With the city sounds of cars, taxis (39,000 of them the book says), trains, and the subway transporting the 13,000,000 people hither and yon, we think Burley is going to seem extremely quiet when we return in 7 months.
Walt's favorite times are when we can get out into the countryside and see the country folk.
I've had a nice day in our apartment because Walt had me not go into the office to see if I could help rest my back. One of the many city train tracks is 100 meters from our 4th floor, and the 6-box- car trains go by to and from the center of the city every 10-15 minutes. We can distinctly see the outline of passengers sitting--or standing when it's full.

My query: "Where is everyone going?"

Walt helps keep the missionaries healthy so they can teach everyone where they would want to go to be with their families for eternity.

5 comments:

OUR FAMILY said...

I am so sorry your back is giving you trouble. Please get better. That is a beautiful picture of the sunset.

We go to Logan Canyon for our camping every year. There is tons of beautiful spots but we like Wood Camp. It is not very far from the mouth of the canyon, maybe 20 minutes.The river is right there by the camp sites.

Julie did tell me about her new calling. She will do awesome. She is such a good leader.

Julie said...

What a beautiful sunset! I miss the Burley sunsets, the ones in Utah are just not as good.

Julie said...

Oh - and jpete777 is my hubby!

OUR FAMILY said...

Easy pizza!

Ingredients: makes one large pizza

2 1/2 cups flour
2 teas sugar
1 TB spoon dry yeast (or a little packet.
1/2 teas. salt.
1 cup warm water.
2 TB oil.

Instructions:

Mix only 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, salt, water, and oil.
Mix rest of flour as needed.
Knead for 5 minutes.
Let rest for 5 minutes.
Roll it out.
Bake at 500 for 3 minutes. I baked it at 425, my oven gets too hot and I don't like burnt crust.
Decorate your pizza.
Bake 10 more minutes.

I bought the Ragu pizza sauce.
Put as much as you want on the crust first, then your cheese,
then your meat.

Jogusboy said...

That sunset looks so pretty. I love the way it looks against those dark buildings. Beunos Aries sounds like a busy place, and it would be exciting to experience it. I hope your back starts to feel better.