Monday, August 8, 2011

winter in the campo

125px-Partido_de_General_Villegas%2C_ArgentinaPresidente went to the farthest outpost of the mission this weekend, General Villegas.  It is in the most northwestern corner of the Province of Buenos Aires and a 4.5 to 7.5 hour drive from the mission home, depending on whether you are to-ing or fro-ing and what the traffic conditions are on the road, which is one lane for much of the journey. However, for Presidente and the office couple, Hermana and Elder Cox, it was 4.5 hours to-ing and 7.5 hours fro-ing.

DSC01719 They enjoyed hearing the testimonies of almost all of the members of the little branch out there. They spent time with Elder Gonzalez and Elder Fish, of course. They also brought me back some gorgeous pictures.






The flamingos are either Chilean or  Andean and seeing either one in the wild is quite rare, even if you happen to live in Chile or Argentina.  The Chilean has white legs and the Andean has yellow legs and three-toed feet. But, I can’t really tell the color of the legs in this picture. Flamingos are migratory birds with the ability to travel up to 700 miles in one day. When flamingos migrate however, they do so mainly at night with a cloudless sky and favorable tailwinds. Maybe they are getting ready for a big trip this evening.


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