After going to the church to visit with the elders in the zone (missionaries within each mission are divided into zones and smaller groups within the zones are called districts) as well as younger members and to watch them play soccer/futbol, we left to see some sights in Catamarca. We first drove to Lake El Jumeal, which has a dam next to it. Since the dam has been built, all the rivers and streams no longer exist - they're totally dry. We walked around the lake and took some pictures. We then drove into the mountains to a tourist city, El Rodeo. As today's a national holiday, nothing was open, so we returned. We went to the Centro of Catamarca and saw some missionaries sitting in the plaza eating pizza. They're a great group of elders and they were chomping down on their yummy pizza. The pictures below are of Lake El Jumeal. The tree was right next to the lake. We'll go again when everything greens up but today was very tranquil.
Look at that FAT tree trunk! I'm trying to find out the name of this tree and will let you know when I do.