|harvested sugar cane|
|sugar cane fields|
We arrived at Valles and it seemed like a big, modern city to us with wide clean streets. We had reservations at Hotel Valles. It has been here for a while and is covered with vines on the outside. It is rather modern and comfortable on the inside. We were told there was a resident crocodile.
We met Elder and Sister Watkins at the hotel and went to a local restaurant to have our dinner and arrived back in the evening and enjoyed the Christmas lights.
The rooms were large and comfortable. At first they told us we would be in rooms closer to the lobby but then changed us to rooms far from the lobby since they would be having a party. Probably it would be loud and probably it would last into the early morning. We were happy to have them move our suitcases to some other rooms. They were big and comfortable and quiet.
We were up and ready to eat before heading to church at 9 a.m. and then returned to the hotel. We were told to change into "casual" clothes--so we did. The others seemed to have changed into "casual shoes." Oh well. We went to find the local crocodile.