Sunday, June 1, 2008

Mexico Update 2

Here is a "quick" update from south of the border. :)

Our time in the schools went really well!! We taught the character quality of Truthfulness in the kindergarten schools and the quality of Forgiveness in the Elementary schools.

It is hard to get pictures and video because they make the whole family sit in front of the school group but I still managed to get a little here and a little there :) We has 3 schools last Thursday and 2 schools last Friday.

After each school presentation they would provide a "snack" for us. It was more like lunch :P A new food we had was Pastes. Pachuca is known for mining for minerals and when the men would go into the mines they needed something that was easy to carry for lunch.....thus the Paste. We had Pastes quite often while in Pachuca which is fine with me cause they are REALLY good! It's kind of like a flaky crescent roll type of bread with potatoes-like hash browns (papa) or beans (frijoles) inside. I like to think of them as a Mexican egg roll :D They are also somewhat spicy (there isn't much in MX that isn't) and oddly enough the very first one I had must have been the "chili special paste" :D cause it was MAJORLY hot!

We also went to visit the pyramid of the sun and the pyramid of the moon on Wednesday on our way to Pachuca.

On Saturday we went to see the Prismas (natural rock formations and waterfalls) the countryside there is very beautiful. Oklahoma looks "flat" compared to that :)

While in Pachuca the girls stayed with one family and the boys stayed with another family. Fortunately there was someone who spoke some English in each family :D

I know I had a lot of fun with Sylvia and Moricio trying to play games!

Abril was our interpreter in most of the schools (and anywhere else that we took her along.) She is the daughter of the family that the girls stayed with and she did a great job. (she also answered a lot of questions - "what does this say?" - "what does this word mean in English?")

Abbie would play her violin at the end of each presentation and one time they called her back for an encore - TWICE! :D

Today, we spent some time sharing testimonies in a church then drove to Guadalajara where we will be staying till we fly home. Actually, tomorrow we are going to spend a day in Puerto Vallarta :p I don't think we will be going to any schools here, but we will be sharing our testimonies at some of the trainings that dad is doing. At least that is the current plan...we have found that plans can change rather quickly.

Adios! (thanks to my mom and brother Caleb for the pictures!)

1 comment:

sage said...

Love seeing the pics!!!! Looks like quite an adventure!!!!