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Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Roads

Roads in Lima:
2 words= Ridiculous!! Traffic is crazy. Drivers are crazy. It's all stress and no fun!

Roads to Chavin:
We live about 9 1/2 hours North of Lima, the first few hours of the drive are so-so. You pass through Lima (thumbs down), through the desert (thumbs down), and eventually get to the Andes (thumbs up). The final 2 hours of our drive is a combinations of heaven and hell. The views are incredible/heavenly. We see snow capped mountains, mountain lakes, and the occassional llama. The road itself is a completely different story. I'm pretty sure the road to hell is a little less bumpy. After 2 hours of that mess, you need a good chiropractor. Unfortunately, there aren't any in the bustling metropolis of Chavin. I'm not complaining, I'm just not signing up for that drive very often.

Roads in/around Chavin:
We have paved roads in town. To get to the towns higher up we have to travel the dirt roads. They vary in width and roughness. Friday I travelled the first road that actually got my adrenaline pumping. I had to use the good ol' 4WD (4L to be exact). Praise the Lord no other cars needed to pass because that baby was only one lane wide with very few "wide" spots. In the rainy season that road will be impassible so I better plan ahead.


Anonymous said...

It is good to hear the roads report. Maybe the rainy season is not the time for the one lane mountain roads. I know without a doubt that God is and will use you guys to bring Jesus to the Quechua in your area. We love you and pray for you everyday.

Steven and Kristie Lentz said...

So glad to hear from you guys again! I check often to see how you guys are doing. We miss you guys! Tell the boys and Jenn we said hi. Hopefully you'll get to meet our new little man someday soon!

MillerMissions said...

We feel your pain! Sounds like some of your travel ways are a bit like ours- take your choice of a seat belt,earning yourself a hernia, or no seat belt, earning a brain concussion from hitting the roof of the car. In reality, we wouldn't trade it for the best freeway in the US! We hope that your journey is as wonderful as ours.

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