Safe & Sound
Wow, the last three days are a blur. Our flights to Miami, La Paz, & Santa Cruz went rather well except for the fact that Keith and I did not sleep on the overnight flight. Caleb slept all night (I promise a post on how we accomplished that!). When we finally arrived in Santa Cruz after a long day attempting to nap in the airport, we were so happy to be greeted by Johnny and Olga Anderson and their three wonderful kids.
We had some time to rest, ate dinner with our new friends, and then went straight to the guest house where we spent the night. It was a victorious night since Caleb slept 5pm-7:30am (we had to wake him up!), I got 11 hours, and Keith clocked in at 10!!!!! We had breakfast with the Andersons and headed to get an express taxi to Potosi.
I really wish Dad (the Civil Engineer) could be here to see the (non-existent) infrastructure. I can only imagine how upset he would be 🙂
After some convincing, a taxi driver agreed to drive us to Potosi (about 2.5 hours, or 150km away) without waiting to fill the rest of the van. It was so nice to have the taxi to ourselves so we could stretch out a bit and the taxi driver was so kind to stop so we could take photos of the old Spanish bridge at Puente Mendes.
We finally arrived in Potosi and were so excited to see Mary Hawthorne who served us an amazing lunch that included salmon from Lake Titicaca!! We took some time to rest and then Keith headed over to the clinic to work with Dr. Francisco while Steve and Mary brought Caleb and I to our new little home. Will post photos of that later this week.
Mary showed me around and I completed my first shopping trip at the little shop down the street! My Spanish is coming back much quicker than I had anticipated, so that is a huge confidence boost.
Here are a few photos from the last few days before I go have some dinner: