Thursday, October 31, 2013

Namosi Highlands–November 1, 2013

The day we went on the river trip down the Navua River we all said, “we have got to come back up here just to see the scenery.”  It was beautiful!

Flash forward a couple of months! 

It is a very quiet time at the office and institute.  School is gearing down for summer vacation and the students won’t be back in school until February, so not a lot of interest in what we do.  So it was the perfect time to clean the carpets in our office and the institute.  And so the signs went up – Institute and PEF Office will be closed until Tuesday (Monday is a legal holiday for Diwali) November 5th.

We had some things we had to take care of on Friday morning and when we got back to the office Elder and Sister Tennis told us they were going to go up to the Namosi Highlands, and did we went to come along?  We were in the car before they had a chance to change their minds.

Elder Tennis drove his big 9 passenger van and off we went.  It took the work of three memories to remember which road to take, but we found it.  It was a beautiful blue sky day – my favorite kind.  And the scenery was as good as we remembered it.

Almost at the top we stopped to take some pictures and a bunch of guys came running up – they wanted a ride to the police station.  Good thing we had the big van.  And good thing we gave them a ride because they told us where to turn – if not for them we would probably still be driving.

We took lots of pictures and walked down to where we put in.  There were a bunch of kids having a wonderful summer day playing in the water.  I asked one girl how come they were out of school, were they celebrating Diwali and she said no, they usually only can swim on Sundays, but today they were celebrating “Catholic Sunday”.  We never did figure out what she meant by that.

We ended the evening by going out to eat at the Victoria Café in Suva.  It was a lovely day.

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