Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We've been here for about a week and a half now. It has been soooo good to see Alicia and to see her place, her life, and her work. We have had a very full week to say the least. I'm having some trouble posting pictures, so you have one to look at and we'll post more later.

View of one of the mountains you can see from Alicia's apartment

Adjusting to the altitude of 13,000+ feet in El Alto was an experience in and of itself, but once we got over that bump, we've had an amazing time.

Just a few highlights: We hiked a small mountain with Alicia's Bolivian family our second day here (we felt VERY out of shape in the altitude). We found ourselves in the middle of some protests in La Paz (we weren't sure what we were protesting). We've had the opportunity to work at a couple of different ministries, including where Alicia works. Alicia took us to hike the Canyon de Palca with a beautiful view of Mount Illimani and she took us to Coroico for a warmer, more tropical Bolivian experience. Although tropical, the mountain cascade that we visited was NOT warm. Dane and his crazy self got right under the waterfall!

The markets here are great. They are teeming with activity. And you can get 25 oranges for a dollar! Cooking with Alicia has been fun and delicious. We've eaten Alicia's Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes several times, which we usually have every Sunday night when we're home. Let us know if you want the recipe!

We're leaving for Peru today. We'll let you know how the 27 hour bus ride to Lima goes!


  1. Yes, yes, yes! I love seeing this view and picturing your week-life with Alicia. Thanks for using your resources and time and love to give to your friends all over the world. You could save your money and stay home, but you use it for week/month-long adventures that are often more rich than one-year somewhere else.

    I hope that made sense. I love you, Dane and Michelle.

  2. Great post! Yes, I want the recipe! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures! Love you! Aunt Trudy

  3. YAY! I've been waiting to hear from you. So glad you're having fun! -Mir

  4. I don't want the recipe...but i want y'all home making them...did that sound selfish?

  5. Enjoy each experience to the fullest. You are making memories!
    Love ya bunches!

  6. Love the photos and updates! ooh, would love that recipe!