This past week we noted the anniversary of our arrival to "Peru" at the MTC in Provo. Our grandson CP, three years old at the time, knew we were leaving home for our mission to Peru. As we exited the freeway, his dad Kyle driving, he asked, "Are we in Peru yet?" Without a doubt the most difficult part of being a missionary this past year is missing our grandkids. They are growing, learning, and developing so quickly and we are so far away. The best I can do is order Thomas the Tank Engine components from Amazon and send them to Indiana or other things to Salt Lake and Centerville. We miss our friends in Utah, California, the NCAC of 2011, and our house of course, tucked away in the redwood forest.
|CP and his grandparents at the Provo MTC, September 2010|
|When we can we like to visit a number of Peru's fascinating archaeological sites.|
This photo is from the Cechin Bajo site near Casma on one of our trips where we
first experienced cebiche de pato with our friend C.
|Preparing the red onions for the cebiche marinade|
The washed papas ready for cooking. Once cooked some of the skin or eyes
|Mixing the marinade in with the pollo.|
|After several hours of preparation and cooking the plates are being loaded.|
Cebiche de Pollo, papas, and yucca. It was very very good as C. is a great cook.
|QB Jake Heaps coughing up one of numerous fumbles against Utah last week.|
Artist's drawing of the new Trujillo Temple. Likely, it will be 9700 square feet
with two endowment rooms making it a little larger the Lima Temple
The Chimor prospered in their city of Chan Chan for nearly 600 years prior
to the arrival of conquering Incan arnies.
***Update/Flash: While we were in Trujillo we received an email from Alice with the news that CP, our four year old grandson, had scored his first goal as a soccer player. He has grown a lot in a year and has benefited from older brothers teaching him his sweet soccer skills. A parent of a player on the other team observed, "That little red headed boy is the best player on their team." We will be on the sidelines for 5 year old soccer next season.
|CP in the "zone" racing with the ball toward the goal.|