Calves, Piglets, Ducklings & Lambs, Oh My!
Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
163Trip End May 10, 2011
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Dave was happy that the school scheduled another soccer outing this week. He was determined to play better. During the warm up, he grabbed an extra ball and practiced making kicks against the wall. Timing and placement of ball (close to the plant foot) seemed to increase the ball speed a lot. Then, he really began walloping the ball against the wall with power. That was it for the day. His quadriceps cramped. He did not heed the advice to warm up slowly and learned that lesson (again). He played in pain (what a hero) and hobbled around hoping not to do much damage to the team. This time, the sides and scoring were more even. Jared on offense and our speedy little impenetrable Danish goal keeper (we forgot her name too) tipped the balance in our favor. Michelle, our sports photographer, got another round of nice pix.
Calves, Piglets, Turkeys, & Lambs, Oh My!
Dave had a 7AM to 9AM Spanish lesson with Claudia before picking Michelle up and making our way the to the "Rotunda" to catch another chicken bus to San Francisco El Alto. Today's wacky driver had a monkey hanging from the top that was attached to the horn in the place of a pull chain. So he would pull the monkey to honk warnings all along the way. It’s the first bus I’ve seen refuse a passenger. As the bus stood waiting leisurely at a bus stand, a guy walked toward the bus to get on. The driver closed the door in his face. The guy showed only a little disappointment and went and stood on a step and began organizing the pamphlets he had with him. The bus waited there awhile longer. Then the driver jumped out to relieve himself (pee) and while his back was turned, the guy snuck on the bus and went to the back row. The driver noticed but ignored the guy and drove off.
Michelle wanted to find some handcrafted embroidery work there. All she could find were the cheaper mass produced machine made stuff. We went home empty handed and with our wallets intact. (Actually, Dave did not bring his wallet this time.)