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Saturday, January 28, 2012

San Miguel -1-26 & more

Took our day off Friday but turned out to be only a 1/2 day off. Had to get my brakes worked on after seeing the ABS light come on in La Paz. So went up about 9am to the mechanic place, several of friends go there. And he said come back in 1 hour. I brought my book with me & my service back pack, so was prepared for a wait, but an hour sounded good. Came back in an hour and he said 1/2 hour. Read over the Listen to God brochure, they use that a lot here. Simple, yet powerful, and the pictures tell the story.
Then as I was sitting on a rock chair across from repair shop the manager came over & showed me the pad on 1 shoe, and it was cracked, so I told him yes replace it.
4 hours later, at 1pm or so had car back and brakes were fixed.
So we had a late start to San Miguel. Our purpose was to get to library so Elaine could get some new books. She is hooked on Ken Follett, a great author, Pillars, World w/o end, etc. After that we found a new restaurant for us, as we walked toward the big jardin, she shopped a bit on the way. Then looked over menu from the entrance, and since I was starving we went in.
She ordered a nice salad, chicken with it, and I had Quail. Very nice.

I had looked at the steaks, but saw quail and had to try. My cousin Dave, loves quail & so do I.  It was done with some kind of sauce, plus got guacamole,
and a salad with it. Was $12. So felt like i could try it.

Then we left & Elaine wanted to shop some, and I had a good book, so I told her to meet me in jardin.
San Miguel as I've said many times is a very eclectic, Americanized town, that has enough americans/ europeans that gives the sense that your either in a european town, or spanish town, with all the culture and niceties that Dolores, San Luis de La Paz, and some of our other towns in our territory don't have.
Thats is the upside. or 1 of them. The down side is it reminds you of why you didn't have a lot of Bible studies & good calls in states in wealthy areas. But is nice that civilization is within 35 minutes. Or what we are used to anyway.

The guy in the hat was playing harmonica for tips.
Not unusual here. Kind of reminds me of Greenwich in NY, in early 70's or Columbus circle.
Hippies, musicians, all kinds of society weirdo's, castoffs, beatniks, etc.

These gradens just show hat man can do with creation, and the wonder & beauty from working with a creative mind along with Jehovah's creation.

As we drove out of San Miguel, and ran across some other interesting scenes.

This tree is in the middle of street. Which begs the question, How? How did the city not cut it done when smaller? Who? Had the foresight to preserve it? How? did it not get run into hard enough to not kill it? Or is the curve in it from a run  in with something?

Today in service found a return home who has studied with brother that was here, Pat Trainer. His name is Salvadore. He is a teacher, and very intelligent man, but it appears he has trouble finding time to "buy out". Shared the  "Listen" brochure & invited him to meeting. We were out with Eunice & Chandlers.
Made plans with Chandlers to have a bite to eat in evening, after he gave Elaine adjustment. He has practiced Chiropractic for many decades. Had a great time with them, ate at the "Toro Rojo" red bull.
Had heard about it and it was interesting.

They serve a buffet, with all you can eat, featuring different meats, aracherro, sausages, ham, etc. plus sides of baked potatoes, salad, peppers, onions. WE enjoyed the potatoes & salads. meat was not to good. But was fun to try it. Then I stopped by Soriana, our grocery store, to pick up a dessert for tomorrow, our group is feeding speaker. While going into store some very loud music was at entrance, and they had a live singer there entertaining the shoppers.
 So that finished our last 2 days. Always something new or interesting to observe.
Love to all,
Tom & Elaine.

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