Tuesday, January 22, 2013

We saw this lady with her 4 children and asked if we could take a picture.  The baby looks like a doll.  She was sitting on the street, begging.

One of the huge trunks of an old tree.

There are flowering trees all over in Cochabamba - yellow, pink, purple, red, etc.  They are really beautiful.

We take the bus most everywhere.  In La Paz, we never got on a bus or in a mini.  But here, the buses run on schedule and are we have to travel quite a ways to get to the store or any place else - as the temple is on the outskirts of the city.  So we travel by bus - 3 bolivianos for both of us, whereas a taxi is 10 bolivianos.  Some of the buses have very short ceilings and if it is crowded, Dale has to duck to keep from hitting his head.

We were walking one day downtown and saw this 1952 Ford.  Elder Dibb had to have a picture by it.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Cochabamba is known as the Garden City.  There are flowering trees all over the city.  We have included pictures of some flowering trees.

This is the Universidad Stake Center/Institute, the chapel we attend for Church.  It is about 15 minutes away by bus from the Temple.  The temple missionaries are assigned to attend different wards in the Cochabamba Stakes.  We are assigned to the Barrio Universidad.

Elder Dibb waiting for bus #3.  The Temple grounds are in the background.  The fare for the  bus is 3.40 Bolivianos for two seniors.  We qualify as seniors.  That is fifty cents.

We had to show you a picture of the Coke Christmas tree.  It is made of two liter bottles of Coke.  You can see how big it is compared to the cars in the picture.

Another of the trees.

This is a pink one.  We didn't get any pictures of the purple and red ones, but these three pictures give you an idea of the beautiful trees in Cochabamba.  Sorry for so few pictures, but we are having issues with getting the blog site to download our photos.  And since we are so electronically challenged, we have no idea how to remedy the problem.