Were you aware that the last time this bad boy (El Misti) erupted was between the years1438 and 1471? Accordingly it has been declared inactive by Wikipedia (a website you can trust). Pretty though...
Oh yea did I mention that this is where I am serving my mission? No, not in the volcano, just the volcanic people surrounding it. Or maybe they're a rather docile bunch- I don't know because I've never met them. According to a family friend from this country the city in question is a lot like Scotdale in wealth and heart and the people of the surrounding areas are Indians, but not India Indians- American Indians. I've never been to Scotdale. as far as I'm aware of so I can't make a comparison.
Oh P.S., this is Arequipa Peru and it's where I will be serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (with my primary responsibility to be the mission nurse specialist) starting Sept. 5.
Understandably (at least I understand) I'm rather overwhelmed with excitement and joy.
But I'm not going to get into the mushy details in this post:
To all my faithful blog followers (all 5 of you) I'm be sharing more emotion detail in the next post
To all you facebook visitors- thanks for flying and have a safe trip home.