Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More views of Catamarca from above the city

Here's a picture of the El Jumeal Dam which is on the west side of Catamarca, just as the Ambato mountains begin.  It's hard to see but it's filled to capacity.  The city is beyond the dam.

On Monday we drove up to the mountains, the Ancasti's, on the east side of town and here are some pictures from that side of the city.

First of all, shrines to El Gauchito Gil/the little cowboy Gil are alive and well all over the area.

This little town on the right is on the road we took to drive up for the view.  It's so green and lovely.  Below is the road to TĂșcuman, a city about 125 miles north of Catamarca.
               It was quite a windy road to get to our destination!
We loved the view!

There's Catamarca - doesn't it look rather small?  We sure thought so!  We live down there, visit members down there, deal with their crazy traffic down there, enjoy our time with the missionaries and members down there...  That's our home for now!  And that big mountain range beyond the city?  That's the Ambato mountains. 


  1. Thank you for taking James on the trip. He thought the view was spectacular and enjoyed being in the mountains!

  2. So beautiful. I love reading about your mission