We got up on Friday morning, August 23rd, and got everything packed. Weighing our suitcases again and putting some items aside to send home with Raymond later next week. It's always a challenge to get it all just right!! To me, this is the most stressful part of traveling. I do all the packing and preparations. By the time I get to our destination, my main job is done!
We took a taxi to the IMB building where we met up with our crew. Laura was our hostess for the day. She literally guided us all over the place. We walked from the IMB building to a bus stop where we caught a bus to get to a place to get on the subway! Whew!
Two girls sang on the subway - for tips of course!
Subway tiles/art created in 1913- great backdrop for John and Kaye
Mark posed for me (again). Such a good sport!
View from the subway exit. Beautiful!
We set off to find the El Establo Restaurant, the place our a pilot friend told us about. He says it's his favorite restaurant in the whole world. Laura was so sweet to make sure we got to go there before we left BA.
Here it is!
It was a great restaurant. They let Laura eat free because she was our "guide". She really was!
Mark ordered the "bifa de loma" (fancy steak)
Its a favorite of Pilots
Raymond takes another "selfie". He really got good at that. :)
Florida Street. This is a very upscale shopping area. Lots of shops. Tons of people. It was fascinating to see all of the young adults in this area. They were beautiful people!
More people - Here's a young mother on her cell phone. and a shoe-shine man.
Throngs of people crossed the streets at every intersection.
And then there's Raymond. Here, at the news stand...
Here with the police woman, pretending to be handcuffed
He had me take this shot of him with this man because he thought they looked alike!
And more... :)
This is a mall off of Florida St!
After a wonderful day in the beautiful city, we headed to the airport where we made it through all check points successfully! We settled in on our airplane for our 10.5 hour flight to Atlanta. I got a window seat! (Well, Mark probably had it, but gave it to me)
Our flight left at around 8:25 p.m.
And this is what I saw out my window:
The lights of Buenos Aires go on as far as the eye can see. A huge city of 13 million people.
I read this verse when I got home:
"He looked down from the height of His sanctuary;
from heaven the Lord viewed the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner,
to release those appointed to death." Psalm 102:19-20
"Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!" John 4:36