Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week Sixty-Eight

Here is picture of strawberries in the Baguio market.  They are wonderful, and so nicely stacked!

We went to the Botanical Gardens for my birthday.

                        Entrance to the Botanical Gardens with natives in costumes.
 Arbor topped pathway in gardens.
 The flowers were hanging down.  I'm wondering if they're orchids.  Anyway, they are beautiful!

                                                                    Fun picture!
 There are some nice views in the gardens.  The one below is just jungle, but it was pretty also.

 They had a Japanese section with this bridge and the caves behind it.  The Japanese gave it as a gesture of peace.  Filipinos don't care much for Japan since the WWII invasion.
                                 My Great Thinker's pose.  Isn't he handsome!
Exploring some of the caves in the hill.

                                    Birthday dinner at Mario's in Baguio.
                Just a wall in Baguio across from the Elder's apartment.  It is so beautiful there.
                      Cute, strong Sister missionaries who live near us.  They're adorable!
 We visited this less active family with the missionaries.  They planted the tree behind them a year ago.  Look how much it's grown in one year!

 The brother and his wife make hook lines for fishing.  There are 800 lines on that board, and he does about 5 a day.  He spends a lot of time on his knees!!
                                         We had a heart-attack at our house.  Even the garbage got it!
                           I must admit it looks better without the decorated garbage sacks!
 The Sisters brought white roses for my birthday and a balloon, and they sang a special song for me.  So sweet!
 A roadside stand where I stopped for mangoes.  It's that yummy time of year.  They're 70 pesos a kilo (2.2 pounds).  That's about $1.75 for a kilo.  And Brad doesn't like them!  Go figure!!!
 Baptizer and Baptizees at the church--a mom and her two children.  The font was being repaired, so they had to do the baptism in the ocean.  Actually, it's the South China Sea.  It was pretty windy, but very memorable.
                                             Branch members on the shore by the sea.
                                         Mom, son, and daughter.
With the Missionary Sisters



Some of the Agoo 2 branch members today at Church with the Elders and Me.

This about sums up our week.  We hope you enjoyed, and that you have a safe and happy week.  See you next time!

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