Monday, August 31, 2009

My Trip to Guatemala Day 2 - Travel to the Location Where We would be Working

This was another travel day and we also stopped to explore a city in Guatemala. You can look up Antigua on Wikipedia and it will give you a history on the city.

So, here are pictures of our tour of Antigua and this place up in the mountains. Enjoy!

We started Day Two with this..........

This was in the middle of Antigua, Guatemala.

Looks like Cinderella is worldwide!

Then we went to the Jade Factory.
Men working on the Jade.

You can't really see it but the faucet is a mask.

This one is for HSH.......

Everything there was made of Jade. And they loved people taking pictures of their works!

We left their and headed to an unused Monastery

On the way I saw an old Church that had vendors in front of it.

The Courtyard in the Monastery

While we were there, we saw a bride and groom having their pictures taken.

The Nuns steam bath

This area orignally had a dome on top of it and where we are standing are what used to be the Nuns "cell" aka room. If somebody, such as this guy, stood in the center everybody could hear the him speak.

The Nuns version of the Chinese Water Torture
which all the boys decided to try out.

The Monastery also doubled as a Catholic Church

The carriage that held the Bride and Groom.

Random pictures from the van.

After that our team went to these beautiful Mountains. (and Clouds).

Group Shot! :)

Beautiful Mountains (and Clouds)

I will post later about our first official day in the village.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day One - Travel to Guatemala

Sorry it took me so long to post, but we started school on the 24th and have been busy ever since. I am taking 5 outside classes and one whole day is taken up because of that. Btw, if you haven't already noticed, I'm HOMESCHOOLED! Yes, I know. Sorry, didn't mean to yell just making a point. Anyway, back to what I was saying.

The trip to Guatemala was Amazing! I Loved it and am looking forward to going back! We did alot in just 1 week. We put shoes on the shoeless, built a home for the homeless, loved and taught the Word to ladies and kids, and put food on the table for 2 famlies. I will post each day and tell you what we did.

Here I go...............

Well, Day 1 took off on the wrong start. All of our team woke up about 2:30ish or 3:00ish and got to the airport by 4:00. We checked all of our baggage, some of us ate breakfast and all of us waited and waited and waited. Well, it wasn't until 7:00 that we boarded our plane and left to Atlanta. We barely made it to the next plane to Guatemala. That was just the beginning of our challenges but we survied. Here are some pictures of our travel day! Enjoy!


Ben enjoying his Snapple

This is the outside of the airport of Guatemala.........

Goofing off

Day 2 tomorrow or in the near future. I promise it's more exciting.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Guess Where I Have Been All Week???

I have been in Guatemala! I arrived late last night! I will post pictures soon

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Beach

We were able to go to the beach last week and had a fun time! Here are some pictures! I wish I taken more ! Enjoy!
The ocean

It isn't a beach vacation with out go-carts and a trip to the back porch and putt-putt.

Our favorite place to eat! I had the best crab cake sandwhich ever!

Our LSU houses....

This is a circus boat....More on this later.
We also went on a boat ride with cousins of ours.

the crab my brother and my dad found.

I thought this was so cool so I had to take a picture of it!

We enjoyed our getaway and look forward to next year! I will post more pictures soon.