Friday, February 29, 2008

Jungle travel

Sometimes, by plane...


( The children are excited to drink the Coke which the pilots brought for them from town!)


Sometimes by car...


( The road to Las Bonitas )


Or by barge...


( Crossing the Paragua River)



Sometimes, you break down in the middle of no where....




( Mining Road )


Sometimes by dugout canoe...



( Curiara on the Paragua river)



On the Chajura River...



(Jewel likes to sit on the edge of the canoe!)


Very crowded canoes...



(Jungle Mom in center,behind my brother and sister in law!)



River Rapids...



( Climbing down the rapid as the canoe 'shoots' the rapid)



Camping out, sometimes for weeks at a time...



(kitchen)


Camp site...


(Two months without walls!)



Walking to church....





Walking on jungle path to visit another village...




(4 hour walk)

10 comments:

redneck preacher said...

People just do not realize in this country. MKs & some PKs know TP is a luxury.

HTOITA

Charles said...

A four hour walk to church. Most people here get upset if they are not in the first couple spots in the church parking lot. Walk more than 150 feet to church. Unlikely.

Love these postings

MightyMom said...

I thought of you when I picked the words for Thesaurus Thursday this week....do you know them??

Jackie said...

TP is definitly a luxury. And that Charmin stuff in the US? LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN!!!

Jane said...

I love these pictures. What wonderful memories these are for you and your family.
Venezuela is such a beautiful country.

Liz said...

Here I was wondering what on earth was TP!!! (got a big laugh when I finally understood!)

Rita, we miss you too..

Abrazos!

The Localmalcontent said...

Simply amazing photos, Rita.

so many people don't know what our missionaries go through on a day by day, hour by hour basis, only the highlights.

Bless ya'll, and the kids!

Pam said...

Oh I remember that cute outfit Jewel is wearing, the one with the stars! What a cutie patootie she was, now she is simply gorgeous! but Rita, where did all those cute little children go? *wiping tears*

Beth said...

Oh my goodness! The last little girl in line on the walk to church looks just like the Diva!

Pat said...

You are soo good to share the road of missionaries for us!! We are blessed to know that you could go "for US'!! And with such perserverence and diligence!!
Thanks for a view into the "travel" aspect of the work".
I know how your heart longs to be back on the mission field!!