Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Today's an acclimation day-a day to get used to the high altitude, the climate, the culture, and a time to recover from all the travel. The ladies will choose fabric for their "suits," or  local dress. Our friend Heera will meet us and take the cloth to "stitch" the three-piece suits which includes pants, top, and a long scarf. It's quite a hike to get up to the mall, and a lot of walking through the lower bazaar, so the ladies will get their exercise. And they will see what normal life is like for me when I go shopping. Well, I am not so sure I will put them on our crowded local buses that I take to get there!! That may be just a bit too much culture just yet!
Today is also a planning day- time to plan for all the events of the week. We've got lots of good stuff tentatively planned, but it's the HS's plans that we want! So, we yield.
The men are on top of the ridge -the highest spot in our city. They will meet us at the bazaar (market area) and our mall, which is a long shopping street on top of the mountain. Three guys are preparing for their trip tomorrow. The two men staying here will meet one of our partners today and make plans with him.
It was like Christmas getting all the children's books, stickers, pencils and pens for the kids!! Thank you to all who had a part in that!
 On LS's balcony with Marley looking on.
 The clouds are obscuring the beautiful view. Those clouds let loose on us while we were shopping.
 Their first local bus ride, going to the "mall."
 Up on the ridge.
 A replica of Shakespeare's theater.
 "Don't step on my baby!"
 Bethany wanted red but she bought green. Cathy wanted green but she bought red! We went into many fabric shops ot find their fabric for their salwar kameezes!
 Bro. Lynn was happy to change to a room with an attached bath!
 The view and the garden are both beautiful! Hey, is this an ad for Cabelo's????
 We woke Dusty up from a nap! He's in with Bro. Lynn!
 They all came to my home for dinner. Jerry made subzi (vegetables) and chappattis (flat bread). She also made wonderful cinnamon rolls for dessert -at least until I tried to help and mixed up the baking soda with the icing sugar! Well, they are in the same color canisters!! We had to cut the tops off and make more icing sugar! Nobody complained. They took turns contacting family members and playing tug-of-war with my dog. He was happy.

 Hmmmmm. I wonder who Dusty is talking to!!