Happy Birthday Sharon
Trip Start Jun 14, 2007
27Trip End Aug 04, 2007
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With high scattered clouds, the sunrise at 8 a.m. was gorgeous, but the day is rather cloudy. From our 7th floor hotel room we can see the river and what I assume to be downtown. Looking straight down a "feria" is on--street sellers hawking everything from used shoes and earrings to fried "tortas" which appear to be a flat bread that puffs when fried. There's an old unpainted catholic church half a block away and a line of people a block long to get in. I don't know why.
Today is a holiday here, the birthday of Artigas, the father of Uruguay. And I just thought it was my day. (BBC told me I share my birthday with the world's oldest man in Japan who turned 111 today and the world's most famous political prisoner in Burma, whose name escapes me, besides my sister-in-law, Kara--Happy Birthday, Kara!--and my cousin, Beverly, who's probably not reading this, but Happy Birthday, Bev!)
After breakfast and a shower Jim left the hotel to begin his Emmaus seminar at the chapel with the Emmaus workers from various parts.