Post office and Plaza

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.

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She is … Josie … of Borg

Today was rainy and cool, and the kids had to make their own fun.

So it was that in the evening while Yoli was away at El Jordán teaching a class, I heard Josie droning in a robotic voice.

And, well, see for yourself…

Computer games

Dozens of Kyle Katarns and Jans fight against Desann (who looks like a storm trooper because this is the JKII demo)

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).

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VIDEO: Going to Abuelito’s

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.

Going to Abuelito’s from Josh Renaud on Vimeo.

Zoo pictures

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.

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