Sunday, September 23, 2012

How To Make Your Parents Cry

We went to the airport to pick up our son Curtis, and this is what happened when he said he wanted to take a picture of us to send home...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Argentine spanish is called castellano (castillian). So if you mix words from English and Castellano it is not "spanglish" it is casteyankee (so says Diane). Here are just a few words that you may recognize regardless of which language you speak:

Word in castellano- Word in English

Feedbac- Feedback
Auto- Auto
Pin- Pin
Walmart- Wal-Mart
Enfasis- Emphasis
Record- Record
Super- Super
Skype- Skype
Bigmac- Big Mac
Rol- Role
Internet- Internet

So, a few examples:

I went en mi auto a Wal-Mart.
Vamos a Skype por el internet.
Quiero un, make that un super Bigmac.
Charles Barkley no es un rol model.
Here's some feedbac positivo.
Tanto heat es un nuevo record.
The children played pin la cola en el burro.

See how easy it is? So, if you want to come down to La Gran Mision Argentina Resistencia but are hesitant because you don't speak the importa, we all hablamos casteyankee!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Has This Ever Happened To You?

You wake up in a hotel room and while staring at the ceiling and light fixture above you, you ask, "What day is this and where am I?"

So you lift your head up to look at the furniture in the room for a clue...but every room has virtually the same furniture!

Even breakfast is the you just figure that it really does not matter if you know what day it is or where you are...somehow life will find you soon enough and you will get down to business! This is what happens when I travel alone...

Sent to you from the city of Presidencia Roque Saenz Peña...I think!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

True Confessions...

When I am in Resistencia I have been known to go to the office on Saturdays to deal with the tougher matters in the solitude and silence of my office...

This Saturday I brought my iPad with me to tackle some of the more weightier matters...

Well, to be honest, I really wasn't the one doing the tackling...

Thank you BYUtv for streaming the game live...

Monday, September 3, 2012

7.3 Kilometers = 4.5 miles

For 21 years Diane walked the 4.5 mile loop around Ocotillo...

When we arrived in Argentina there was no where to walk nor anyone to walk with (I can not keep up with her). Then, last week as we were coming back from Posadas, Diane decided she was going to start walking the "path" through the median down la Avenida Sarmiento and back. It looks like this...

It is the horizontal yellow line. She starts at the far left and turns around at the round about. After Diane came back from her walk today, I decided to drive her route and see how far it is...3.65 kilometers each way or 7.3 kilometers which just happens to be 4.5 miles...this woman is uncanny!