Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Getting to Mexico

On Saturday afternoon we went to the Mesa Temple. ...
Unfortunately it was closed due to women's conference, but we enjoyed touring the grounds.
We drove down to Tucson Saturday evening and on Sunday went to church. This church building with a working bell tower was built in 1954.

After church we changed clothes and headed for the border.

The highway was lined with seguaro cactuses.

We can't believe how green it is as a result of the hurricane.

Our first sunset in Mexico.

On Monday, as we drove to Guaymas, this is how the mountain looked that looms over the city.

This is the front of our apartment (the ground floor with 2 chairs) taken from the beach.

Early Tuesday Morning we took pictures of the town of San Carlos and

the mountain that looms over it. This is what we see in the mornings. We live about 10 miles from Guaymas and about 3 from San Carlos.

Our Condos are Bahia Delfin or Dolphin Bay. This is the reason why....

Every morning we step out our door at six o'clock and watch the dolphins play!
Adios Amigos!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Being a Little Extreme!

What we have been up to in September.....
On September I talked Cali into coming with me to the 9/12 Rally in Pocatello. We had a good crowd for a Saturday during harvest, over 500 people. I made a sign for Gideon and many people smiled when they read it.
Cali and I both spoke at the Rally. It is good to be around so many like minded individuals. I had a chance to go to the rally in Washington D.C. I am sorry I missed it, but was glad I got to participate here.


We were cleaning before leaving for Mexico and look what Darryl found on my "Dutch" shelf. Yes, that is an Easter Egg. It had cracked open and was stuck to the little plate and the wood, when I tried to move it it exploded and boy did it stink!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Once there was a little girl.... and we called her 'Punkin' Head....
She was very smart for her age, and learned useful skills very young, like sipping from a straw.
When she grew up she served a mission to the Netherlands and when she came home she married Travis, who spoils her rotten (especially on her birthdays).
She always dresses to impress.
And likes to pretend like she is just a young teenage girl... (and she can get away with it too).

Happy '29th' Birthday Cali!
Hee, Hee, Hee!

We love you!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Surviving Hurricane Jemina

Something you may not know is..... what is up with these lines???? Why won't they go away like they ususally do? Ugh!!

Okay.. On with the lined story. Guaymas is on the coast of Sonora, Mexico just across the Sea of Cortez from the Baja Penninsula. When Hurricane Jimena did not track to the west, but rather turned east over Baja, it sat right on top of Guaymas.

Darryl said the rain started Wednesday and by Wednesday evening it was a torrential downpour with high winds. The above picture is from Thursday morning. They went through this water, but were unable to get to their job site. By the time they came back to this spot the water was running 3 feet over the road.
They turned around and tried to get back to the Apartment a different way, but the town of Guaymas had 3 to 4 feet of water running through the streets and they could not get through. (The above pictures of the newspaper shows streets of downtown Guaymas.)
They drove across the desert and up the mountain to another town where one of the engineers, Lalo, has family and spent Thursday night in Obregon.
Darryl was supposed to fly out of Hermisillo Friday afternoon, but all of the roads were closed and all commercial flights were booked and a little "iffy" because of the severe weather.
A friend of Lalo's had a private plane and flew Darryl to Hermasillo where he was able to catch his flight home. The newspaper reports that they had around 39 inches of rain in 24 hours, and it was still coming down. Darryl came home with no luggage, toiletries, etc. We are not going down for another week or two. I hope we still have apartment then.