Hola from Honduras! I am writing this blog from a police station........but its not what you think it is the only place with internet access. Today was our first day of work. After a early breakfast of pancakes, it was on the bus for a 1 and a half hour drive to la florida. The group enjoyed all the sights on the way, there were lots of smiles and waves from the Hondurans. Not to rub in in to the previous group, but the temp was very tolerable today. Even though the themometer read 100, we had lots of cloud cover and a breeze. The work was tough. Nothing but digging and pick axing. Parents, teachers, friends and family of this group, you would be so proud. I was so impressed by the work this group did today. They worked hard but seemed to enjoy the process. It did not take long to have many followers and helpers by the children of the village. WE were all touched by the way smalll children would come take shovels and axes from our hands and take over the work to give us breaks. Chastyn and Kaitlin sang, we blew bubbles, and I once again fell down on my first day Nothing hurt but my pride, and Alex said I did not need that anyway! It was a quiet ride home, but once we got back the students went straight to the salon to sort all of the donation. Under the leadership of Kaitlin and Christina, it was done quickly! I do not have a lot of time with this computer, so unfortunately I will not be able to be as detailed as Carolyn, but here are a few things i need to say.
To the Gehlen group, my girls loved and appreciated the letter you left. It really made them feel good and laugh and I thank you for that! Chastyn wants to give a shout out to Peyton, Shelby and Lyndsey, and hello to All my SPanish classes. Kolt, your parents are doing a great job. This keyboard is challenging so please excuse any errors or grammar. WE are safe, we are having fun, and everyone is loving Honduras,. The kids are about to go down to the park to play with the kids, they have quite a following here! To my boys Trace and jack, I love you and miss you! Hopefully the internet will be back up in the library tomorrow so I do not have to rush, but for now I think the policeman wants his computer back. Until tomorrow, adios!