21 March 2011/21 Marzo 2011

I went to Piura today.  It was a spur of the moment decision.  At breakfast this morning with Karita’s family, they were trying to arrange for transportation to Piura to catch their flight back to Lima.  The transport they were negotiating was a car in which they had visited Punta Sal on Saturday.  Doug commented that they would be no more crowded in the pick-up than they were in the car.  I had wanted to go to Piura to find hardware for hanging the curtains.  So….I drove the pick-up with seven people in it…it’s really only intended for five.  I’m sure it was a cramped ride, but we arrived safely.

Me fui a Piura hoy dia.  Estuvo una decision del momento.  En el desayuno de esta manana con la familia Karita, ellos estaban tratando de arreglar eltransporte a Piura para tomar su vuelto de regreso a Lima.  El transporte que estaban negociando era un carro en el que fueron a Punta Sal el sabado.  Doug comento que habria no mas incomodo en nuestra camioneta de en el carro.  Yo queria ir a Piura para encontrar ferreteria para colgar las cortinas.  Asi que, me llevo a la camioneta con siete personas…. es realmente solo se diseno para cinco personas.  Estoy segura de que era un viaje incomodo, pero llegamos a buen puerto.

After dropping them off at the airport, I went shopping at Sodimac, a Peruvian version of Home Depot.  I did find the curtain hardware, plus lots more; trash cans, floor lamps, plants and pots for them to go in. 

Despues de les baje en el aeropuerto,me  fui de compras en Sodimac, una tienda en Peru similar de Home Depot.  Encontre ferreteria de las cortinas, ademas de mucho mas; papelerias, lamparas de piso, plantas y macetas para que vayan.

 I visited another store Tottus, much like a Walmart, and bought real fresh mushrooms and asparagus.  Neither of these products are available here in Los Organos.  The only way we see these products here are in cans!  They grow asparagus throughout Peru and it is a huge crop, but mostly for export.

Visite otra tienda, Tottus, como un  Wal-Mart, y compre real setas frescas y asparragos.  Ningun de estos productos estan disponible aca en Los Organos.  La unica manera de ver estos productos estan en latas!  Creen los asparraous en todo de Peru y es un cultivoy grande, pero sobre todo para la esportacion. 

I drove home and stopped in Talara to buy more fabric for the curtains.  It turned out that they didn’t have more of one fabric…so I had to go to plan C.   I’m hoping I now have enough fabric to make curtains for all the bedrooms.

Volvi a casa y se detuvo en Talara para comprar mas tela para las cortinas.  Resulto que no tenia mas de una tela…Asi que tuv que ir a plano C.   Espero que ahora tengo suficiente tela para hacer las cortinas para todos los dormitorios.

Then I went through Cabo Blanco on the way home.  Cabo Blanco is famous for at one time being the home of Ernest Hemingway.  Supposedly he wrote The Old Man and the Sea here.  Cabo Blanco is about 5 kilometers south of our home.  This is an alternate route to the Pan American highway and coming to the coast at El Nuro.  I like it because the views are spectacular.

Luego me  fui a Cabo Blanco en traves de ruta dcamino a casa.  Cabo Blanco es famoso por un momento el lugar de Ernest Hemingway.  Se  supone que escribio El Viejo y El Mar aca.  Cabo Blanco es aproximamente 5 kilometros sur de nuestra casa.  Esta es una ruta alternativa a la carretera Pan Americana y veniendo a la costa a El Nuro.  Me gusta porque las vistas son espectaculares.

pelican along the roadside
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
rock formations between Cabo Blanco and our house
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sunset
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