We took our time driving up the mountains as Mr. Pajero was overheating some on the inclines. From time to time Byron would stop and add some water to the radiator. I took advantage of those quick stops to take photos with the car not in motion.
As we drove along each day we liked to take note of the crops and types of farms and businesses that we saw. As we drove up the mountains to Diamantina we saw quite a few planted fields of pine trees, but we quickly decided that the main crop of this area was rock! Rocks, rocks and more rocks! I did not see any diamonds or gold from my window, although some of the rock faces along the way were quick sparkly! Fool's gold, I'm sure!
Not long after our arrival a religious procession went right down the McMaster's narrow street. We were able to film the group from a balcony. Diamantina is a very religious city with quite a few churches and religious groups. Sadly few know the truth of the Gospel of Christ and the free gift of salvation.
Sunday night Byron spoke at their congregation. Greyson helped with special music.
After church we enjoyed some pizza and conversation with the McMasters whom we hadn't been with in person for several years. We got all caught up on family and missions news. Then we all tucked in for a good night's sleep before our day of touring the area on Monday, April 10.
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