It’s El Salvador!! I haven’t had proper internet for the last couple of days, and I couldn’t get any photos to load onto the blog, so anyone one from home that has been waiting for word about your family, please know we are all safe and sound and as soon as I figure out the best way to get things to load, I will send you a whole bunch of photos. Right now, here is the tail end of week one that I finally got to load, week two will begin soon:
What a great way to finish off week one. We took a trip to the orphanage to take the annual photos of the children.
Trevor is getting all set up on his fancy make-shift tripod for the group shot, his real one was buried in the mountain of luggage on the bus.
We all had to pile out of the bus while the driver tried to fix it. I felt a bit like we were sitting ducks along the highway.
It was the main highway, so I was hoping no one would come and mess with us. After sitting there on the side of the road for quite awhile some army guys drove by and looped around and came walking up to us with their M16’s, when they first walked up I was sure hoping they were the good guys, but they were and they created a perimeter and stood guard around us.
It was a bit unnerving to think we needed the national guard there to protect us, but we were pretty happy they were there.
After some major struggles with the tire and some help from a couple of strong Canadiens they got the tire changed and away we went, not worse for wear!
Just another day in El Salvador! A couple hours late, but we were back on the road all safe and sound!
We brought along a whole bunch of footballs that the Calgary Stampeders donated to us and everybody had a great time playing catch. Those kids had a wicked throw!
Even the little ones could throw as far as the adults. They had the guys in a real sweat!
Thanks Jodie and the Stampeders for all the little footballs,