Saturday, October 31, 2009

More snatches of our 7 days with Janie, Daniel, Katie, and Heidi...Oct. 8

We just thought Grampa would get to spend Day 2 with us.
On our way to the subway Elder Petersen got a call from a Sr. Missionary having afibralation, so Grampa got his stethoscope from the area office and we bid him adieu. He spent the day at the heart clinic with this elder Elder, and the five of us headed for the City Bus Tour.
(Julie, I could only get my cutlines to go under the photos on the first one I did
...which shows up last on the blog. I need some blogging lessons from Sayda.)
City bus tour...Heidi took 155 photos on the tour...and we only did half of the tour.
But then in a city of 13,000,000 -- half is still
6 1/2 million worth of people to see!
Headphones for English narration.
Second stop on city bus tour is for lunch, some tango, and shopping at LaBoca--old Italian quarter of the city by the tourist center.
Heidi tangoes in Argentina...
Katie doing the tango in Buenos Aires...
Daniel doing the tango in LaBoca, Capital Federal, Argentina.
"So, what are we going to eat in Argentina?" Katie asked her Mom before they came.
Good thing chicken and french fries are universal.
When Grampa called to say he was back and that the Sr. Missionary had been started on coumidin to have follow-up, we got off the bus tour, walked to the nearest subway, discovering that it seems all 13 million Argentines were trying to get home from work on the same subway.
"My kids have a new understanding of 'packed like sardines,' " Janie said.
After supper in the apartment we watched "Chariots of Fire"...but jet lag put the kids to sleep before it finished.
How great it was just to be together. What a blessing that "families are forever!"
Each day we are more thankful for the Atonement of the Savior making Eternal Families possible. We pray to endure with joy to the end.


Janiece said...

Isn't the Bocca a total blast!
Hope Elder Elder is feeling much better.

The VIPs said...

how fun that they were able to visit you! It looks like you all had a lot of fun!