Monday, June 29, 2015

Final Interview with the Mission President

On Monday, June 22nd we met with our Mission President for our final interview.

It would normally be held at the mission home in Fisherton

But when you walk thru the front door, you find this

The mission home has had moisture damage to the walls and they are in a mess!

So our final goodbye was held at La Estancia Restaurant on Pelligrini Street in Rosario.

                                                      It is our favorite place to eat!

President and sister Zanni brought us here on our very first day in Rosario. It is close to our apartment

It has the best beef in Rosario!  Lomo is the best steak here, trust me on this.

Below, one of the Elders is standing right below a picture of Messi (from Rosario) who plays soccer for Argentina.  Messi is a very big deal in Argentina.

President and Herman Zanni, their little daughter (I can't remember her name), their son Santiago, an Elder from the mission home office, their son Federico who just returned from the Taiwan mission and another Elder from the mission office.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bonsai in Rosario Argentina

Meet Damian Carlini, Terapeuta Medicina China Terapias Complementarias
Rosario - Tel: (0341) 155-643799

 Alan was in heaven enjoying all the wonderful works of art by the master

 You must have lots of patience to be a Bonsai master

This is only a sampling of all his plants.  Brother and Sister Carlini speak English too!!

                                           And then there is our little balcony garden below!

                                                               And our small Bonsai

Our portero is now the proud owner of these plants!

                                              Live long and prosper little plants!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cars in Rosario

Lots of cool cars...

                       Red Chevy Nova c.1969
Vintage Fairlane

Lots of Ford Falcons.  Argentina had a Falcon plant in operation for over 20 years.

Road Falcon

These Cirtroens are the best! (2v and 3v)

                                                                                                                Fiat 600 c. 1970                                                                                                                                


1960 Audi DKW  Union 1000 on Pelligrini Street                                     Peugot 404 c.1965

Workingman's Ford Falcon with sun

2-wheel Family Transportation                                    This guy lives in his Chevy Nova

Lots of Taxis that look like this but come in bigger and smaller sizes!

Lots of buses of all types and colors.

                For some reason, lots of these old JEEP work trucks are still on the road.

And then there is this beauty below!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Blowing in the Wind

When I look out our apartment windows, I see clothes blowing in the wind, always. 

They have no clothes dryers in apartments or homes here in the city. First they would have no room for full size washers and dryers like we have in the States.  They have small, very small type washers and no dryers.

In the summer, clothes dry really fast on these lines.  But when it is humid and cool outside, it takes days for clothes to dry or they bring the wet clothes inside and they are hanging all over your apartment to dry.

Views of clothes drying from our apartment and fyi, the wind is always blowing here.

It's winter here now so these clothes will be waiting for the sun to shine on them to get them dry!

Luckily, they don't hang their unmentionables out to air dry! Everyday a new batch of clothes to view!