Tuesday, October 4, 2011

P-Day in the puebla San Diego at the Pacific Ocean Shore of El Salvador...

We're just a little sun burned today. The black volcanic sand doesn't show up so black in the photos.  And you thought we were working our fingers to the bone...
We do all work hard--these missionary couples have an 8-9 hour shift Tue-Sat every day at the temple.
So we were happy they could have a break on P-day.
We've all decided that we will plan a big outing for once a month. Last month we went to the volcano--El Boquerón.
We'll have to find those photos to post.  Monday, when the temple is closed, is also when all the national museums, zoo, parks, etc., are closed, so we are sad about that.

Sorry for so many photos of us...when I tried to rearrange them, they just kept copying the same one, and I can't get them deleted. 
Very relaxing day.

As you can see from the photos...we had a great day at the beach. Los Gibbons - Marilyn & Dave from Burley, Idaho
Above: Los Thompson - Nancy & Lon from Jerome, Idaho
Below: Guess who...I was tickled that he did doze for a while.

A young man came with a looong rope, put it around the coconut tree and shimmied up, pulled his machete up that he had tied to the other end of the rope, and cut off a bunch of coconuts.  Those in the know said the coconut was not ripe enough to have a good flavored drink from it yet.  And the coconut was not hard inside.
Hna. Kitley is in the navy blue shirt. I didn't get a good couple photo of her and Elder Kitley. He was like a fish out in the ocean
The Thompsons are the youngest couple of the group. They were our coordinators on the Wednesday evening Spanish-speaking shift at our Twin Falls Temple.  They have worked with the Spanish Branch for several years in Jerome. Walt's cousin, Andy Prescott, is the current president of that Spanish Branch.

While we had lunch, it rained like crazy. This gal came up from carrying her necklaces and braclets along the beach to sell. We were the only ones along the stretch of beach where we were. Each of us gals got a necklace or two--they were $1 and $2 each.

Below, Bishop Méndez, who is the assistant recorder at the temple, helped Walt call SLC to get an appointment with his cardiologist for when we're there next week for the New Temple Presidents' Seminar.  Bishop Méndez was our guide for the day.

I've named everyone except Los Kitley - Trent and Arlene from Twin Falls, Idaho. They are the 4th couple from the left.
Well...L-R: Los Wall, Thompson, Petersen, Kitley, Gibbons, y Obispo Méndez.
On the drive back, we stopped at Ciudad Libertad and walked out onto the wharf...we gals thought we were going to see souvenirs...but it was just smelly fish.

Yesterday, Monday, Oct. 3, we (the 5 Sr. couples) had a short 30-min mini-bus ride to the closest beach...at the pueblo called "San Diego." I will post more of our relaxing day there after I get breakfast for Walt who needs to be at the temple in 30 minutes for his Tuesday morning 9am Temple Presidency meeting.

Yes, we got wet.

 Los Wall - Frank and Diane
 Los Petersen - Walt and Eileen - water was warm

♂♀♪♫♪By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea, you and me, you and me, oh how happy we'll be."♪♫♪ (Alt 13=♪ Alt 14 - ♫)


Janiece said...

who doesn't love seeing your smiling faces more than once! You look wonderful!
Keep posting pics like these and I might have to get mission papers ready!

Julie said...

Love it! You do look happy and relaxed. So glad to hear you are taking time off to enjoy the country and let your bodies rest and rejuvenate. Can't wait to see you on Saturday! Love you!!!!