Today was very productive, though I am sure we will be pretty sore this evening and tomorrow. Lots of mixing mud for adobe bricks and mortar, making adobe bricks (as in the first picture), playing with kids, adding layers of bricks to walls, lining the walls with mud and mesh, tying the mesh onto the wall (as Lori is doing in the third picture), moving bricks, etc, etc, etc. We are now back at the hotel, cleaning up a bit (okay, cleaning up A LOT) before heading out for dinner. I’ll write a good entry on the food we have been eating later in the week!
Daily Archives: August 2, 2008
I received word today that Julie and the Woodlands team made it safely to Lima, Peru last night. They left for Chincha this morning. They checked into the hotel this afternoon and traveled to the work site to get an overview of what they are going to be doing. The hotel has wireless internet, so hopefully Julie will be able to blog about what is going on there as well.
Today, I went with Travis, Dad, and Sarah to Luke and Niki’s place in Madison. There we met up with Niki, Max (Niki’s brother), and Luke and went out to lunch at the Great Dane Pub. I had the “THE GREAT DANE’S BRAT & BACON PRETZEL BURGER”. I thought this would be a good chance to compare what I am going to be eating while Julie is gone to what she is going to be having. Here is a picture of my exact burger, with the burger, bacon, cheese, and “brat patty”. The pretzel part is the bun itself, made from pretzel dough. How crazy wonderful is that?
Here is a representative picture of “Cuy“, which Peruvians eat 65 million of per year.
I know that by posting this, Julie is going to bring something weird home for me to eat, just to get back at me. I am sure the food they are having is actually really good, but I just wanted to poke fun a little.