Our neighborhood has been having a Guy Expo celebration for the past 4 days. They actually block off our street at 4:00 pm and only let cars drive in one direction, because the expo is just at the end of our street. There have been cars and people walking down the street to attend each night. The Expo is a venders' display, but we understand that it is also a cultural display and there's lots of entertainment and of course drinking and partying. Some of the members encouraged us to go and see it, but the environment was a little scary. At 1:00 in the morning we heard an announcer over there saying "Settle down over there or we are going to call the police". Enough said!
We decided to go to the country side in Linden yesterday to a branch party and get out of Georgetown for a few hours. It was fun to just mingle with the members in that area and enjoy the peace and quiet. They have quite a few young people in their branch who performed skits. The young people are natural born actors and dancers (no inhibitions there). They were so fun to watch.
Blaine, we really enjoy your newsletters and pictures that you send so regularly. It makes us feel more connected with everyone. Thanks for doing that. We do miss the mountains and the fun hikes we used to take every summer.
We are actually taking a trip to the Kaieteur Falls tomorrow. The other senior couples have been planning this trip for months and it is finally going to happen. We take a small 1 hour plane ride across the interior of Guyana and then hike a trail to the falls. They are the longest free falling waterfalls in the world. Certainly a sight to behold while we are here. That will probably be our only tour while we are here in Guyana. We will have to work twice as hard the rest of the week to make up for the 6 hour trip.
Love to all of you Elder and Sister Beutler