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Monday, June 24, 2019

Complexe Pedagogique Integre-Zamrane

This is a school about an hour's drive from Marrakech where LDS Charities has invested funding for pre-school teacher training.  It was founded by a family organization.  I will post separately about them!

Posing with partners and teachers

An abnormally well-stocked (for Morocco) library, but it needs more!!

I picked these two out as my  "super models".  They were not afraid of me at all.

Our new friend, Alil, with some of his English students--they were very shy.  We'll have to go back with games and treats!

Little ones making their way home after school down a long dusty road


We took a temple trip with our branch at the end of May.

Will and Julie Biesinger from Springville, Utah--our branch president

Jerry caught in the act of pontificating

Our trip to the Prado was too short, but as a birthday celebration for Jerry it was pretty spectacular!  I can cross it off my lifelist.

I friendsied up with a street musican.

He made me want to dance!

We were delighted to rendezvous briefly with Roland and Gloria--fresh off the boat, bleary-eyed--but ready to begin their 18 month self-reliance service mission in Madrid!  My socks inspired her to take up knitting!!!  She's good!!

These are very delicious "bubble waffles" which were wrapped like a cone around ice cream!  

Groom's party--some jolly friendly English blokes

Tapas at a GIANT tapa market!


Bronze sculpture in front of cathedral entitled "Homeless Jesus"

I spotted Richard sitting across from me waiting in the airport.  His shirt caught my attention.  An hour's conversation ensued about el Camino de Santiago!  Richard is Brazilian.  What a delightful way to end our short trip to Madrid!  It almost compensated for the sleepless night I spent in the temple dorm with a snoring roommate--not Jerry!!

Favorite books

  • Me 'n Steve
  • Thundering Sneakers
  • James Herriott's vet books
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Travels with Charley
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Egg and I
  • Mary Poppins
  • Extremly Loud Incredibly Close
  • How Green Was my Valley