Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mundo Marino (Sea World Argentina Style)

Hey Family,
So, it was great talking with everyone on Christmas. I loved it a lot. I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would. It has been a while since I've heard all of your voices. And the first time for Troy and Laynie. They're so cute. I can't wait to play with them, and hopefully there will be more when I get back. That would be choice. So, you all said you were going to be better at writing, so we'll see if you have "real intent"!

This last week we did service for an orphanage with some nun and a bunch of little kids. It was pretty sweet. We had to travel out to Madariago even further south from where we're at. The further you get from Buenos Aires, I think the nicer the area's get. It was way nice. We sanded and painted chairs and picked up trash and organized their place. Then we gave them presents and sang Christmas songs to them. President Asay came with his family that is here visiting him. I think they stayed out somewhere over there on the coast. Like in Pinamar. That place is amazing. So nice. But it was a fun service project. We had a while elephant gift exchange after but I totally forgot about it so I just watched from the outside. We ate Peruvian food though as a zone. Man that food is so good. It's probably a good thing they don't cook like that here, otherwise I'd come home looking like Papa' Noel. We had to get up at 4:30 am and didn't get back until 9:30 pm. We travel a lot here on the coast. I feel like last week we hardly worked. We had like one full day to work but we had to go to Mar de Ajo' so that I could do a baptismal interview. He was a cool guy though and worth the trip. The best part of Christmas was talking to you guys. I loved that. I mean spending Christmas with my comp was great an all, but you are my family...

Today was pretty rad. A member got us entradas to Mundo Marino, aka Sea World. It was rad. I've never seen that before. Dolphins and whales jumping. I remember Manatees when we lived in Florida, but they just swam around and didn't really do anything. It was nuts.

Well, the work has been kind of rough and I feel like it's just the start because everyone that lives here works all the time now that it's tourist season and the tourists that come don't want to talk to the missionaries. But, we came here to talk to them so we'll see how it goes. I've never seen so many people in San Clemente and I hear that this is nothing. It's gonna be nuts here come January. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I'll see ya next year!

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Pedaling said...

you've never taken gavin to sea world before? holy cow, that's one of my favorite places. my kids have been there tons....poor gavin, he had such a deprived childhood...;)

sounds like he's doing great.
i think my comments count the same as letter writing.

haha, he liked talking to ya all more than he expected.
gavin is so funny.

Venna said...

Seriously! We lived in Florida! How was it he never went to Sea World! I think he just forgot! And yes, glad he liked talking to us...we REALLY loved talking to him! Sure do miss that kid!