Saturday, August 20, 2011

The city Catamarca in Argentina

We arrived in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.  We had a very comfortable flight down to BA (Buenos Aires).  We spent the first 2 days in BA being trained for what we'll be doing and learning we'll be assigned to an LDS stake in Catamarca.  We left for Cordoba in our VW Vonage (renting from our church) to meet and be instructed by the Mission President, President Salas (from the Buenos Aires area).  We also met with the mission office missionaries and loved their enthusiasm.  From there we drove to Catamarca via La Rioja so we could see that region as well as it's part of the same stake.  We've been assigned to work in La Rioja Stake, which is a geographical area that covers the cities of La Rioja and Catamarca.  We'll be helping with leadership training. 

Our home for now - Amerian Hotel

Our VW Voyage

These beautiful trees are Jacaranda trees.  They have beautiful lavendar ones in southern California so how fun to see these spectacular rosy pink ones in Catamarca!!

Catamarca is surrounded by huge mountains and seem about a block away.  As you can tell, this is an extremely dry area and we can't see any trees on the mountains.  It rained this week and snow was up on the top of the mountains and so beautiful.  Perhaps we'll see more green as summer approaches.  One can hope!

Our smiles and love to you!


  1. I love the updates! I am seriously so excited for you. Hooray for arriving and beginning to adjust!

    Love you!

  2. We love to see pics. You guys look great! Keep up the good work.


  3. Sounds like fun! We love hearing about your experiences. :)

  4. This is Jeremy, Carly'e husband. I am so excited for you/jealous of you! I served my mission in Buenos Aires North mission. I knew lots of people from Catamarca and La Rioja. I baptized a guy from La Rioja named Eduardo Aguero. This was in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, however. You are lucky to be back in Argentina, it is so happy that you get to go back and serve those marvelous people. Keep the posts up when you are able.