|She asked to have her picture taken by some tourists, so Mary obliged|
|Mary and I went to Nasivikoso in the bush, she is a trooper, as long as she didn't have to sleep overnight|
|Lots of great views on the way into the village|
|This is the village bathtub.|
|The children love to take baths here, with soccer balls too|
|Here is the bath drain--beautiful place!|
|Kids are never shy when taking pictures|
|Mom decided to join the bathtub fun|
|They all run in the sun to dry off|
|The Fijian Elder on the left has only six weeks left on his mission, |
the other has 20 months, and I have only 9 months--crazy!
|Another beautiful village along the way, traditional Bure on the left.|
|Do you like this road? I loved driving this road, Mary just kept talking to me|
but kept her cool.
|We stopped and had lunch under this tree, then I took a wrong|
turn at a junction of 3 dirt roads, and we ended up in Ba village,
about 60 kms from where I intended to be (in Nadi).
|A village down in the valley from where we ate our lunch.|
|Lots of small villages along the way, no electricity,|
no indoor plumbing, and cooking by campfire
|A few moments after the drive through the pine trees we drove by clumps of bamboo|
|There are lots of wild horses along the way. Mary told me to stop so she could take a picture, I tried to move the truck a little closer and as soon as I got near this mare and colt they hid in the bush, thus our picture of their rear ends!|
Hey Hunter, how about a game of chess?
|Old Bure home with new conveniences in Nadi outskirts where we were asked to look for a flat that elders might stay in.|
|This is our church located in a village near Nadi named Drautabu|
|Tuesday we had Elder Rasband and his wife come for a visit. Our missionaries sang a |
special musical number for them and then President and Sister Klingler bore their testimonies, and Brother
Rasband and Hamula spoke.
|Here are about 35 missionaries out of the 106 now in the mission|
all Elders wear sulu's
|Our next trip this coming Saturday is up to Rakiraki with these new bikes for the Elders. We will travel|
way to the north of Viti Levu on a different road than we usually take. It should be another great adventure.