Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Things I see...

 When it rains in Asuncion...






 we wish we had an amphibious vehicle!



Photo from Wikipedia


Another missionary here, Mike Goddard, shared these top two photos. We see this kind of thing very often, but I never am able to capture it as he has.

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow, that's a lottawatta!

Sarah Joy said...

Looks like home to me!

Betty said...

Very good pictures. Very true! We drove in a water like that once and it´s really scary!

Brooke said...

Geez, are the buildings on stilts?

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

How often does it rain like that?

MightyMom said...

dude, do you not have flash flooding there?? ie currents??

in TX we know NEVER to try and drive through water you can't see the bottom of!! you'll get washed out of town!! honest.

Jungle Mom said...

MM< This happens in a matter of moments. You can be downtown driving along and if it starts raining much at all, within a few blocks, you will be flooded.

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

We got stuck in this a couple weeks ago, and when we turned down one street to avoid what looked like "too deep" water, we found ourselves in water that was coming over the hood of our 4x4 truck, which obviously stands a little higher than most vehicles. It was quite scary! I probably would have panicked and hit the brakes, but Ken just plowed through it. I took a picture but it didn't do it justice.

The words I grew up hearing, like MightyMom, kept ringing in my ear, "Never drive through water if you can't see the bottom." No choice in this one. And it flows like a river here in the streets! CRAZY!

Elmers Brother said...

those amphibious vehicles are called LARKS. I've gotten to ride them a few times. Kinda fun.

Has Mr. JM ever had the opportunity while he was in the Corps?

The Hermit said...

That vehicle on the bottom is a version of the WWII DUKW (called a Duck). Wish I had one.

Kathy said...

Boy! I've only seen pictures of this and haven't seen it like that in person yet! I agree that it would be scary!!! ...maybe next time!

Anonymous said...

If I had the money, I'd buy one and send it to you. I'd love to hear that someone with substantially more money than I have has undertaken to provide you with a used vehicle. It could do wonders in the area where you live.

Semper Fi

Mustang

Jungle Mom said...

Elbro, I'll have to ask him. I know he took a Duck tour of Boston in one,lol.

Jungle Mom said...

Mustang, That is such a kind sentiment!

Elmers Brother said...

it's called a LARC