Category Archives: Dental Projects

Andes Mountains

I was in Otavalo on Monday.  Dr. Zambrano wanted someone to drive the van from Otavalo to Tena, Ecuador.  I had never thought that one thing on my bucket list would be drive over the Andes.  Yes, it was not on my bucket list.  I put it on the list Monday morning.  I was the driver.

WE started up the road to Tena on a four lane highway.  The scenery was like Idaho.  Dry and no trees.  However, the higher on the Andes we got the more green it became.  The four lane turned to 2 lanes.  Big trucks were going up and would slow us down in trying to pass.  It also started to rain some.  Finally, we went over the pass and then it really got green and the rain was constant.  We had a couple of close calls but none my fault.  These crazy drivers were truly putting me to the test.  One bus pulled out from the right heading at me so I passed him on the left.  I had 11 passengers and they all yelled at the bus.  Once over the pass I thought we would soon be down in the plain area.  But no, the mountains kept coming at us.  We were in canyons forever.  Beautiful canyons and green.  It reminded me of Guatemala.  We averaged about 40 mph.  I was surprised at how good the roads were.  We were driving over the Andes for at least 2 hours.  No straight roads.A lot of hairpins.

Now that the drive is behind me I would recommend to all that they put on their bucket list driving over the Andes.  No snow up there but it was cooler.  Once on the plains it was hot and muggy.  We hope to go back over the Andes on Sunday.

Thanks for reading.  Will be back home on Tuesday night.

Love you all.

Gordon Carter

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Andes Mountains

I was in Otavalo on Monday.  Dr. Zambrano wanted someone to drive the van from Otavalo to Tena, Ecuador.  I had never thought that one thing on my bucket list would be drive over the Andes.  Yes, it was not on my bucket list.  I put it on the list Monday morning.  I was the driver.

WE started up the road to Tena on a four lane highway.  The scenery was like Idaho.  Dry and no trees.  However, the higher on the Andes we got the more green it became.  The four lane turned to 2 lanes.  Big trucks were going up and would slow us down in trying to pass.  It also started to rain some.  Finally, we went over the pass and then it really got green and the rain was constant.  We had a couple of close calls but none my fault.  These crazy drivers were truly putting me to the test.  One bus pulled out from the right heading at me so I passed him on the left.  I had 11 passengers and they all yelled at the bus.  Once over the pass I thought we would soon be down in the plain area.  But no, the mountains kept coming at us.  We were in canyons forever.  Beautiful canyons and green.  It reminded me of Guatemala.  We averaged about 40 mph.  I was surprised at how good the roads were.  We were driving over the Andes for at least 2 hours.  No straight roads.A lot of hairpins.

Now that the drive is behind me I would recommend to all that they put on their bucket list driving over the Andes.  No snow up there but it was cooler.  Once on the plains it was hot and muggy.  We hope to go back over the Andes on Sunday.

Thanks for reading.  Will be back home on Tuesday night.

Love you all.

Gordon Carter

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goals

One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved.  One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.

Albert Einstien

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter

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Clinic Cuessy

Insulin and equipment delivered to a small clinic in Tijuana by Jared Cuessy as an Eagle Project. We had other places in Tijuana that he also donated over $20,000 of diabetic medicine and equipment. What a wonderful service he performed to obtain his Eagle Award in Boy Scouts of America.

 

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Quilts to TJ

Spencer Carter and I were in Tijuana last weekend and passed two small babies and decided to give them 2 of the baby quilts we tied at the Carter reunion. Thanks to Aunt Sharon and all the volunteers at the reunion, these great quilts are now being used.

Another cute baby that Spencer Carter and I delivered a quilt to while in Tijuana last weekend.

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter

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Quilts to TJ

Spencer Carter and I were in Tijuana last weekend and passed two small babies and decided to give them 2 of the baby quilts we tied at the Carter reunion. Thanks to Aunt Sharon and all the volunteers at the reunion, these great quilts are now being used.

Another cute baby that Spencer Carter and I delivered a quilt to while in Tijuana last weekend.

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter

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wooden cars

Here are 2 pictures of children getting wooden cars from a dentist. We donated and shipped them 5 months ago. They want more. We will ship over 300 cars tomorrow. It costs $100 to ship. We are looking for some financial help on the shipping. I didn’t mention that we shipped them to American Samoa. That is why it costs so much. They go out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. No wood there and no wooden cars there. They are probably priceless.

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter

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New warehouse on redwood road

The fire did very little damage to our inventory. We have found a new place on redwood road. We are planning to move next Tues and Wed, March 12-13. We can use your help. Bring your pickups and trailers. Bill has offered 2 of his trailers. The new warehouse is about 1 mile from the old warehouse. I will be at the old warehouse at 8 am on Tuesday. If you can help after work, 5 pm we will still be working. Hope many can showup to make short work of the move. Same schedule on Wed.

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter

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Upcoming Projects

A group of LDS Churchs Young Men will go to Tijuana an June 22-29.

Tijuana Projects:

    June 8-15 July 13-20 Aug. 10-17 March 9-16
Guatemala Projects:

    March 9-16 March 20-30 March 30-April 7 June 8- July 1
India Project  – April 10-25

Ecuador Every month we can work people at the head waters of the Amazon

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