Actually, it is not for 1000 days. It is just that 3 years times 365 days plus June 27 through June 30, 2008 equals 1098 days, and that is way too cumbersome to convert into a blog headline. Futhermore, our release date will not be determined until May or June of 2011. Therefore, 1000 Days sounded just about right, more or less. Having noted all that, we are humbled and thrilled (Pres. Uchtdorf would refer to the feeling as "joyfully overwhelmed") about having this marvelous opportunity to serve in La Mision Mexico Veracruz.

Con amor,
Pdte. y Hna. Pete and JoElla Hansen

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We really dislike topes (TOE-pays) which are road bumps. They are all over this place. A quote from the area president: "These Mexicans really like their topes and baches (BAH-chays, which are potholes). Buy good, wide tires."

Here some Mexicans, who love their topes, are building one in broad daylight on a federal highway. Could that possibly be against the law? Oh yeah...what law. I wondered that the heck they were doing. Mom said that they were setting up for a roadside restaurant. Sure enough, we came back through a week later and there was a little shack, a roadside restaurant where they sell those chili-fied tacos. You have to slow down for the topes, so you can't miss seeing the restaurant. And there are always locals selling fried banana chips, juices of lime and oranges and pineapple and coconut, and they sell a lot of Coke with lots of caffiene, too. You gotta make a living.

1 comment:

McCallisters said...

Topes are like free advertising, then.