Memories, exeriences, worship
Trip Start Nov 06, 2009
8Trip End Nov 14, 2009
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Uncle Oliver took us to visit the home of a missionary who was shot during the time Jeff was here. It was an emotional visit but also a good one. In 87 Jeff was able to ride his bike from his house to these friends house... now... not so much. The Pan American highway has expanded to many lanes and has a cement wall separating opposite traffic. There is a furniture store built on the property where Jeff used to live. Once again the stories of this event came to life for me
We experienced the CENTER of Lima today. We met our friends Herbert and Isabel in Centre de Lima where the presidential palace is at. We walked the streets and experienced yet another side of Peru. WALKING WALKING WALKING!!!!!! I really enjoyed seeing this part... the people are just amazing!!! So, we are walking down "normal" business street really... no cars and such, then all of a sudden... the scenery changes, the smell changes, the people change and a sense of "I'm not in Kansas AGAIN" came over me. From one street corner to the next there was this huge change. We were walking with determination to get to our destination so I didn't ask chit chatty questions just kept my purse in front of me and kept WALKING! We arrived at the most awesome little Chifa. This is a chinese restaurant. There is a large china town in Lima. Our friend Herbert is half Chinese and eats at this place all the time. The food was not even describable... my taste buds will never be the same :) I say that in a VERY good way!!!! They had the silver wear in a bowl of steaming water to sanitize when we sat at the table. Herbert ordered and they brought out 4 plates of incredible food.
Last on our agenda today was a Hillsong United concert. We arrived in a taxi where the driver was in a protective cage. Herbert told him it was to protect the passengers from the taxi driver... the driver laughed :) We walked ALL OVER trying to find our gate. Finally found our gate and sit down and I ask the dreaded question "que banos?" Yeah... bathrooms???? are you kidding???? they have porta potties here but when you have porta potties in a third world country they are not the "nice" ones like you have in the states LOL so just a little picture...
We took a bus back to San Felipe and then a taxi home. The roads of Lima at midnight are almost empty which was very strange to see because people stay out VERY late here. We were pulled over by policia but it was just a normal routine "can I see your license" stop. We arrived here at the seminary about 12:30... exhausted but with a feeling of such blessings!!!!