Good Afternoon my beloved family,I love you all! I had a great week. I would estimate that I sweat about 4 gallons over the course of the week - but that may be a gross underestimate. ha. One day they told us that is was 42 degrees. If I´m not mistaken that converts to about 107 in fahrenheit. It was awe-strikingly hot. All of my ties, pants, shirts, and the like are stained with sweat.
1. In your travels, have you set eye upon the Pacific Ocean? If so, how close have you been to the water?
- All of the cities here are a fair distance from the Pacific. And not surprisingly we aren´t allowed to go on P-day. But I can see it from a big hill in my area. Don´t think California style waves and white sand beaches. There are no waves and it's just dirty.
2. I found your chapel in Arriaga on Google Street View, nice building with nice landscaping. Do you have an address for your apartment that I can look for? As the numbering system is not 100% reliable, any landmarks that would help me lock in?
- Um my address is 8 norte y 2 poniente. It's an orange house in front of a blue elementary school called Emiliano Zapata.
|The house where we think Elder Roth is living |
Turns out, it's not the right house - see the Week 101 post!
3. Tell us how you have exhibited Obedience this week?
- by obeying haha. I try not to be austentatious about it.
4. How will your eating habits be different, once you return to the USA, from you experiences in Mexico?
- I will spend longer giving thanks for the food before I eat it. haha. I really prefer the american food pyramid to the one I described last week.
5. I think we have an apartment for you in Provo. Will you take any of your unicycles with you, or will walking be sufficient?
- haha, no. I´d prefer to have friends. I´ll take a bike, though.
6. Tell us something amazing about Mexico.
- Amazing in what sense? The first thing that came to mind was the public transport. It's an impressive, albeit terrifying system. You can get from any part of the state to another in public transport. For example, I can take a combi from Tuxtla to San Cristóbal, from there to Comitán, from Comitán to Comalapa, from there to Motozintla, from there to Huixtla, from there to Escuitla, from there to Mapastepec, there to Pijijiapan, there to Tonala, there to Arriaga. There you´ve got a nice tour of the mission. Plus there are buses that go from Tapachula to Tijuana - a trip of about 56 hours. It's crazy.
Love you dad.