The youth here in Bolivia say, “Full,” pronounced as ‘fool’ when they think something is cool. This coming week is going to be FULL – the Bolivian sense and in the English sense.
We are taking a week long
family vacation in Santa Cruz!
Monday evening we leave. The trip has three interesting things about it.
#1 We are going because DaRonn was invited to compete on the Cochabamba team in the national bowling championship taking place in Santa Cruz at the end of next week. His way is paid; nice bonus! Go Team Cochabamba!
#2 Since I put my foot down and told him that I was going with him no matter what we talked it over and thought it would be fun to take the kids too. They are so excited to swim, ‘live’ in the hotel and travel. We are going to try to make it to the butterfly and orchid reserve, a water park, some excellent restaurants, and see some friends.
#3 The amazing coincidence is that we will be in Santa Cruz on November 1st. Big deal, right? Really it is, because November 1st is the anniversary of our arrival as full-time, long-term, cross-cultural missionaries to the people of Bolivia. We came in 2001 so this is our 7 year anniversary. The fact that we are going to be in the city we started in is very interesting to me.