All this week has been cool and rainy, and last night was the coldest so far. Yoli and I both woke in the night. I was having some trouble breathing, but I made some chamomile tea and after a while I got back to sleep.
Today has proved to be warmer. After breakfast we headed downtown to visit the post office and the Plaza.
I was surprised how small the post office was. It’s the only one in the city. We bought a few postcards to send, filled them out, then paid for stamps. The lady says they will take 2 weeks to get to the U.S., so I suppose we will beat them home.
My father-in-law recently bought a laptop. He has used it to Skype with us occasionally while we were in the States, and that was good. I think it help the kids get ready for the trip to Bolivia.
Now that we are here, we have been trying to help him set up the laptop: adding favorites to his web browser, creating a Facebook account, and adding games to his hard drive (so he doesn’t waste money playing internet games).
Well, turns out that videos longer than two minutes at 1080p are prohibitively difficult to upload. It takes about 5 or 6 hours at the guesthouse, and when there are problems or errors, you have to try again — and again.
But, at last, I got it to work. So here’s a video from the other day when the kids were playing at the soccer field near Don Hector’s house.
After the zoo yesterday, we went to Hot Burger for lunch. While we ate, Yoli went to her friend’s house to recover a lost water bottle. After eating, the kids spent an hour or so on the Hot Burger playground.
Here are some photos from our trip to the Zoo this morning. It was a cloudy, cool day, and not too many other people were competing for the animals’ attention. We were surprised to see some improvements since our last visit to the bird flight cage, as well as to a bear exhibit and a few other things.