(I just added NEW PICS FROM SUNDAY to his blog!)
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One of the reasons our kids were excited about going to Uruguay is that they could "swim/play" in the Plata river there.
BUT...in order to get to the part of the river where the kids could get into the water... we had a 2 MILE WALK ONE WAY from our hotel!
WHEW! This preggo mother was about WORN OUT by the time we got done with that walk. =)
Here the boys are "rip sticking" on their "funny skate boards."
Elijah had just learned to "wiggle on his rib board" that very day (normally he would just stay close to walls, doors, etc. and push off of those, and couldn't do "open spaces" very well, but once he learned to "wiggle" he could do more open spaces.) Noah was being KIND and "towing his baby brother" so Elijah didn't get too worn out "wiggling" for 2 miles straight. =) ~
Once we decided that we were ready to go...we looked for Mary's other WHITE SANDAL and couldn't find it anywhere.
When I asked Mary where it was, she said that she had BURIED IT in the SAND SOMEWHERE! =(
The picture below was taken with flash...It was NEARLY PITCH black out there and we had to find a little white sandal that was BURIED SOMEWHERE!!! HELP!!!!
So, we prayed, and started looking around.
THANK THE LORD, Sarah found it buried under the sand a few minutes later!!!
God is good! ~
He was very kind and Phillip enjoyed visiting with him. ~
taking a 30 min. taxi ride to the bus station in Uruguay,
waiting in the bus station for 1 hour and 45 minutes,
riding the bus for 2 + hours,
then going through customs and riding a boat for an hour.
Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Then walking 10 blocks to catch the LAST train at 10:30 P.M.
and riding that train for 45 mins.
Then walking 10 more blocks pulling suitcases and pushing a stroller and we finally got home at 11:40 Friday night. =)
And when we walked into "our home" loaned to us by Uncle Charlie and family....little Mary said, "NO, I don't want to be at THIS house!"
I think she was SAD for "vacation" to end...but the rest of us were HAPPY to be "home!" =)
~The reason we have to go to Uruguay is that when we enter into Argentina we only have 90 days before we have to leave their country so we can get another 90 day pass.
(If we DON'T LEAVE, we would be illegal, and we will lose the privilege of coming back into Argentina again!)
Our 90 days weren't quite up yet, but since FALL is in the air here...we knew it would be WARMER to go NOW than a month from now!
That way our kids could play in the Plata River without their teeth chattering.
We will be flying back to the USA before our next 90 days are up.
Thank you for your prayers. Jesus gave us a good trip to and from Uruguay. ~