Hola at the end of day 3 from Honduras! Sorry we haven’t been great bloggers but everyone SO tired at end of the day (wah wah). Rise and shine seems to keep coming earlier ( although granted still not as early as day 1 which was to quote little orphan Annie “just plain awful” – 3:30 wake up is bad for anyone but especially for those last minute types who didn’t get to sleep until 1:45 … Ok that was just me (Roz) and Jeff but “straight up” (to quote Jimi) early for everyone nonetheless! Evil forces were at work to prevent the printing of VBS “stuff” but Jeff came through with the procurement of a new printer and eventually everything was ready to go … A day late but not a dollar short so it worked out!
Saturday (day 1) Everyone met prior to the awakening of the chickens at 4:30:) some of us were perkier than others of us … Some of us a little nervous … But Jimi led us in a word of prayer before we left and I think from there we were all good! Ellie and Clayton’s parents I know were a little sad to see them go … But they knew their babies were in good hands (wait … Do they know us??? Just kidding;) Ford’s Dad (Bauer) drove us to the airport in Augusta so he had longer to say goodbye -thanks Bauer!!
We sat on the plane gate in Augusta for a bit – they informed us the computers were down so they were having to do a manual flight check which took a while – also apologized for the smoking hot cabin due to the loss of the auxillary power! But not to worry it was gonna be a great flight to ATL save for the extreme turbulence we would experience on take off and landing. HA! Poor Clayton had never flown before and Ford refused to hold his hand – he was strong though — and we made it safely!! Easy plane change in ATL, last taste of Good Ole American processed food in the food court, and we were off! Uneventful flight to San Pedro Sula – we made it through customs (picked the longest line of course) and finally we met up with Maynor and Daniel!
After a brief stop at Martha’s to drop the “stuff” and see Sandra and Gloria, the team set out to tour the Catholic Church in Quimistan. The church was really neat! Maynor arranged for a tour given by some ladies from the church and we were able to climb the 200 year old bell tower! It was super tight but fun. We were invited back to attend the easter eve service ( in the end most too tired but Michael, Daniel and Maynor – was candlelight). We ended the day with dinner at Castillo home with Reyna and Edwin – they are always so gracious to open their home to us for pancakes and tortillas!! Yummy!