Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Pico de Loro trip part 2 5-28-15

 Most of the things I have posted are about the places and things we see and do as we travel around the mission. I do not wish to give the impression that all we do is go have adventures. We are assigned to work in the mission office. We go in at 7:30 - 8:00 am Monday through Friday, and go home around 5:00 pm. Sometimes we go out after these hours with the missionaries as they do their work. On Saturday we take care of our personal needs along with doing the stuff that has been scheduled on Saturdau by the mission, wards or branches, and on Sunday we attend church. We go to two wards, and sometimes drive out to one of the branches. The majority of our time is spent doing mission and church work. That is what we came here to do. But every now and then we go explore a little. After all, how many pictures could I post of us setting at our desks working. One would be enough, and maybe none would be more interesting.
But we are guests in a magnificent country full of magnificent people. I fell in love with the Philippines and the Filipinos shortly after we got here. The photos I post do not do this land justice. And sometimes all I can do is stand back and take it all in. I would love to have a photo of what I am seeing and how it makes me feel, but it would not be possible to convey either in a photo from my iPad. So all you are getting is scraps from the table of this wonderful country and this wonderful experience, but that is the best I can do.

The following are some photos we took as we traveled to our Pico de Loro hike two weeks ago. I posted about the hike last week. These were taken in the Maragonda and Ternate areas, which is south of Manila and along the west coast.

Sister Petersen loves to take photos of the Carabao that we come across. This one was eating tomatoes and tomato plants. I do not know if it had permission to be eating from the tomato garden or not. But it made for a great photo opportunity.

We have double deck busses in Las Vegas. Well they have them here too, at least one of them. Just put chairs on the top of a Jeepney and you have a two decks bus. Standing on the back is excepted.

Assorted photos of a fishing village we came across that was located along the west cost. I do not know the name of this little village.

I like the idea of training wheels on the boat. If I had this boat, I would want training wheels too.

Diving for oysters.

The man in the middle was slapping the water with a board. We couldn't figure out what he was doing, but if you look close, you can see the outline of a net I the water. He was slapping the water to drive fish into the net, I think.

How many people can you put on a tricycle? This photo was taken from the back. When we passed, there were 3 more people setting behind the driver. A total of 6, plus all the stuff that has been loaded on. These tricycles can hold a lot of stuff.

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