Friday, September 5, 2008

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I often think of the military lifestyle and how rigorous it can be. Lately, they seem to be upping it by notches. For instance, I have been forced away from my family for the second time in less than two months, this time to perform a commando raid on a little Spanish school in Merida, Mexico, with follow on mission to places of historical import, such as Chichen itza, shown top. Since they are persistent leetle bogers at the school, we go most days to fight with them, but since it is so hot we cool off in a water hole of sorts before the fights, then inbetween, then again at the end.
Well, time to gear up for a two day a two day battle to the south, I'll send images to chronicle my sufferings. If I make it.

6 comments:

Nanna said...

Ben,

When I visited Chichaniza our native guide was named Nephi. He had 11 other brothers named Laman, Lemuel, Alma, Helaman, Abinidi, Moroni, Mormon, Lehi, etc. Of course we asked if he was a member of the Church, which he was. He said they were all born in the Church - literally. (His father was the janitor of the Ward building, and they lived in the basement, and all the children were born in the basement!) At the time we were there his youngest brother was preparing to serve a mission to New Jersey.

Cindy said...

Ben--looks SWEET! I want to come on your commando raid with you!

somestratt said...

Ok, I must be a little dim, but I cannot tell if you are serious or joking. I am ready to come try out that "watering hole" with you. So, are you really down there doing raids, or are you sight seeing? So confused here!

abstowe said...

OOH, don't show Jenny those pictures - she will be so mad at you for not taking her with you!

AmShaZam said...

yeah, Ben it looks like absolute TORTURE. How are you going to survive?

Nathan & Margaret said...

Brooklynn says that nanna has just narrated her life complete with all the names of sons she is going to have. And that she will also hope to have all her kids in the basement of a church!!!