We have decided that Santiago is a delightfully beautiful place to spend Otono (Autumn). Where else on earth can you find gorgeous fall-colored trees right next to swaying palm trees? Right now the enormous leaves are displaying extraordinary, colors of crimson, gold, and burgundy, and the palm trees are still heralding their deep emerald hues. We especially enjoy visiting a ferria (street market) on a sunny fall day in Santiago.
The weather is not too hot and not too cold as it prepares to welcome in the rains of winter. Actually, yesterday officially brought the rains of Santiago. It rained all day long. We were able to spend the first really rainy day of the winter with several of our missionaries as we visited their zone and district classes. They are working hard...even in the rainy weather. They are finding their boots, and keeping dry as best they can. What a great example they are!