Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Visit to Picot

A few weeks ago, we had a team here from Louisiana visiting their sister church in Picot.  Picot is only about a 45 minute drive, so our family was able to join them for the church service and have lunch with them afterwards.  We went last year with this team, but Rob and I had only been taking Creole lessons for a few weeks and we couldn’t communicate at all.  It was so fun for all of us to be able to talk and communicate with the people this time!

Everyone loves talking to Braden, especially the ladies!

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Tessa makes friends everywhere she goes

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The kids found some broken playground equipment and had fun playing anyway

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Lots of smiles

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Picot is at the base of a pretty big mountain range.  In order to drive over the mountain you have to take “the ramp.”  In years past, this was a very treacherous road and the only way to get to the northern side of the peninsula.  It is a series of switchbacks and in the past was barely more than one lane, if that!   I have heard many scary and adventurous stories from many missionaries about the ramp.  They have been working on making this a real road for a while now.  There have been times in the past year when the ramp was closed because of the explosives they were using to widen it.  It has a long way to go until completion, but is now wider than 2 lanes.   Here is a small view of a section of it.

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Rob has been telling Drew abut the ramp for a long time and Drew’s always wanted to see it, so we drove a little further and experienced the ramp before we turned around and came home.  Beautiful view!  Drew was excited to get out at the peak for this picture.  It was a hazy day, but you can see a huge river bed to the right and in the horizon is the Caribbean.

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Fun times!

~Becky

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