Tomorrow morning at 9:50 am, Larry and I are taking off with a gaggle of Oglethorpe University students for a 7-day spring service trip to Guatemala. We’ll be staying with families in the tiny town of San Juan on gloriously beautiful Lake Atitlan. Larry and I discovered the town on our first trip to Guatemala and he’s been back twice since then, trying to learn Spanish and living with a delightful family — with whom we’ll stay again.
It’s a full moon tomorrow night and we’ll be there — it’s so hard to believe that in three short hours (then multiple hours of buses) you can shift your surroundings so profoundly.
Every day in San Juan we’ll be getting up at 7 am and having breakfast (tortillas) then taking Spanish lessons, then doing a service project, then having lunch (tortillas), then doing another five hours of service, then having dinner (rice,beans & tortillas) with our host families, then reflecting upon the experience and falling exhausted into bed.
I’m not much of a group/sharing person so I hope I make it through all the togetherness. But since I’ll be dragging you along with me, you’ll be the first to know!
Hasta la vista, amigos!
Hi Betty! Wishing you, Larry and the students a most wonderful memory (and fun)-filled trip! Thank you for sharing and look forward to hearing about your experiences!
Hope that you have a good trip! Will definitely be interesting, especially the sharing!