Today a few of us went to the orphanage to do some volunteer work.
Yesterday I took a trip to Mongolia’s only government run nursing home with the IWAM group. It is a State Home for the Elderly about 80 grueling kms from UB. The facility holds about 110 residents with no family and nowhere to go yet are seemingly happy and interactive. We enjoyed touring the facility and making some new pillows for the residents.
The drive took around 3 hours as no marked roads so lots of bumps but beautiful.
The trees were beautiful.
They grow potatoes to earn money, so we took a walk to see.
Lots of potatoes.
The residents were so happy to see us.
We were entertained by the residents singing Mongolian songs to us.
We helped stuff pillows for the residents to use.
We stuffed them with scraps of materials, and were able to put 50 together.
The rooms were all very nice with a huge dining room.
It was a wonderful day, but tired with spending 6 hours driving back and forth.
Yesterday Mark and I climbed another mountain behind our apartment.
Since we have so much Chinese furniture we decided we should buy a few pieces of made in Mongolia furniture. Orange is the traditional color.
Lat night a few of Mark’s co-workers came over to teach Mark how to make some of our favorite dishes.
These 3 guys did a great job.
This cold windy morning Mark and I walked up the hill behind our apartment.
This afternoon we invited 14 of Mark’s Thai co-workers over for an American lunch.
Today was a beautiful sunny day, so Mark and I decided to ride into town for lunch.
Yesterday I was walking around downtown so I finally got to try out the new Cinnabon store. Delicious pecan cinnamon roll.