This is kind of a mix of pictures.
Brother and Sister Smalley told us about a wonderful hamburger place. They said it was the best. This is the outside of it. The hamburger was very good. It is a hamburger and bar and it is by the ocean.
We spent the evening with President and Sister Tanner. They are so gracious in their very busy lives to make time for us. We are fixing dinner.
We left early the next morning for the temple. So love being there together.
Our ferry ride home in the open air.
We stopped at Isla Hayahay and ate which was yummy and very beautiful on the ocean.
On our way home we stopped at a firefly river run. It was so fun. The girls had a kyiac and we had one and we each had our own guide in another one.
Before we started we each had our own coconut juice. We didn't like it very much but they said it was good for you. I was very obedient and drank the whole thing which wasn't very smart when you are leaving on extended kyiac ride. I really got in to trouble and had to return early - sorry Norm.
Of course I am in a skirt and came back absolutely drenched. Could wring the water out of my skirt.
Here are the girls taking off hoping to catch the sunset. The fireflies were amazing. They cover certain trees - they were on one big tree and it had hundreds of them. We were just as amazed at the Plankton fish that lit up in the water. When you paddle the fish would light up. If you even put your hand in the water the fish would light up. Julie and Leanna paddled hard and it was like a stream of light. The timing was perfect because there was no moon and they really lit up. Julie was sitting in front and got just as drenched as I did. We had a great time.
Sunday morning we got up and went to church in Carmen - Jake's territory. We loved being there.
Julie passed out candy to the kids. This is their Primary.
This little boy LOVES Elder Tolman and this is his Mom.
Our group in Carmen.
This family is hoping to go to the temple with Elder Tolman when he comes in March. She was sick and didn't make it to church with the family but the Dad was there. Very humble, sweet people in very humble circumstances.
After church we drove to the chocolate hills. Very unusual and beautiful!
We stopped and saw the tarsiers. There were 4 of them and they were all awake. Cute!
As we were driving along Leanna yells "stop, there is a bridge". And she was right.
Eating at the Garden City Cafe. We do a lot of eating. At least that is where we take pictures.
Tuesday morning we got up early and went to the Bee Farm and had a delicious breakfast. Leanna had read on line that they had mango pancakes which sounded so good. It is not mango season right now so they just had mango syrup I think but they had delicious eggs and ham and waffles instead of pancakes. It was a good choice
From there we went to Garcia and met Bill and Emma. That was a quick trip. Absolutely love those dear people. Norm baptized Emma and hopes to Baptize Bill before we leave. They had company so our visit was short. We went back to the LoBoc river cruise. All you can eat buffet on the water.
There were lots of boys swinging from trees and dropping in the water. Didn't get a picture of that.
This is close by our apartment. We walked down early for the sunrise.
A BIG bench on the way down to the waterfall.
In the Tricycle headed for the ferry. Such a fun time!!
It has been a wonderful week! We are so very blessed! Thank you all for your prayers in our behalf. This is a great experience and we hope to work hard and serve faithfully for 3 more months and accomplish all we can before we return.
Love you with all our hearts!!!!