Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thank you, Barbara!

No matter how old you are, your big sister is always your big sister. So, Barbara, my big (petite) sister came all the way to Argentina and Resistencia on her own to visit us. Pretty daring, but tons of fun. A little recap might give a glimpse of her Sunday night to Thursday night whirlwind.

She came full of energy and ready to experience it all.

She shared her thoughts and feelings (and a few little brother stories) in Spanish with 60 missionaries at our Zone Leaders and District Leaders Training Meeting!

She went with Diane and I to Roque Saenz Peña and spent time visiting with the missionaries there. And then she sat in on Diane's visits with missionaries in Resistencia.

A little outdoor exercising with Diane in the median of La Avenida Sarmiento on the way to Corrientes.

We checked out the fish for sale taken from the Rio Parana (we have been here over a year and passed this little shack hundreds of times but stopped for the first time with Barb)

We checked out the Costanera in Corrientes, including our Church building there.

We even came across two of our missionaries talking with a man on the street! (unfortunately we received a call later in the day that the missionary in the blue sweater was bit by a dog sometime afterwards)

And we concluded the tour with a shopping trip to Walmart and lunch at the ONLY McDonalds in our mission! It was a great time. We were sad to take her to the airport so she could take the long trip home. I will let her tell the story someday of the delayed flight from Resistencia, the missed flight to Miami from Buenos Aires, the overnight stay at the hotel and her eventual return to Arizona. (To minimize the suspense, I arranged to have a car and a hotel for her in Buenos Aires with a woman waiting at the airport to take her to the hotel who speaks spanish and english) Thank you, again, Barbara.


  1. This makes me so happy! And I love the pics of the exercise equipment in the medians of the road... because that sounds safe! :). Can't wait to hear about it from Barb.

  2. wow, quick trip. glad everyone is doing well

  3. ha i'm so confused by the exercise equipment pictures. random! glad barb was able to make it out there and have a good time!