Monday, December 28, 2009

Week 41, Project 365

We're heading to Rio Cuarto for the 100th anniversary of the Grace Brethren Church in Argentina! So this post for Project 365 will be (blessedly?) brief...

Last Sunday we went to a birthday party. I took tons of photos but they didn't turn out that great. This one of Ivan and Angel isn't half bad though.

Monday through Wednesday Ivan helped our co-worker with a project at their house. First they made a mess :-)
A city in Argentina seems an odd place to find a log cabin style house, but that's just what we came across on a walk this week.

Yellow is my favorite color. I love flowers. How could I not adore these?

They've started work on the empty lot next door. They're putting up two narrow, two-story homes attached in townhome fashion. All the work has been done by hand so far, including digging all the trenches for the footings. The only machinery we've seen have been the trucks that deliver materials.  This photo only shows half the lot.

Friday brought Sweet Success at last! Edible no bake cookies that didn't have to be eaten with a spoon. It only took SIX tries!

October 12 is a BIG holiday here. Dia de la Raza celebrates the arrival of Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus) in the New World.  There are festivities going on all weekend all over the country. We heard a racket on the costanera and Ivan walked down to find a rodeo going on. So we hauled our folding chairs down and watched for a while. The little guys were competing and they were just TOO CUTE.

The next competition was a new one for me. One rider pulled another gaucho on a large leather rug through a path lined with barrels...
When they reached the end of the path they had to whip around the last barrel, switch places and then race to the finish line.

Is it just me or does that look rather painful?!

We'll be gone Sunday and Monday, busy with the festivities. Ivan's folks served here with Grace Brethren Foreign Missions for many, many years so we expect to see lots of old friends. Not planning to be online until we return so it'll be later in the week before I catch up with all the other 365 participants.

Have a great week!

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