Friday, February 29, 2008
We are finally at A.L.E.R.T. in Big Sandy, Texas after 3 days "on the road". Our cell phone reception is very poor and we only get 3 tv stations and it is very slow to get our email and blogs... so not sure how much we will be able to write for a while... A very nice campus and they train young men to rescue and respond to emergencies.. they just got back from helping in the areas around Arkansas and Tennessee that had those tornados. They feed us 2 meals/ day . Will probably go to " Cowboy Church " this Sunday. Carole
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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Friday, February 15, 2008
After we got back to the camp, another couple Rob abd Ellie Robinson came over and took us on a 2 hour hike thru the fields . He stopped every so often and preached. It really got cold when the sun went down..
On Valentine's Day, we all worked hard to finish up the jobs so we could go into the town of Aldama. Alean and I sorted thru candy, that the mice had gotten into, to take to the children in town. We went to the home of the ex president of Aldama, Philipe and Alicia Lopez. It was 3 flights up to their apartment above his tire shop and her bakery. They were very friendly and served us noodles, spicy tacos and cokes. Then they served us rolls and donuts from their bakery.They showed us pictures of them with the President of Mexico... The President is the man in the middle. They invited a world champion poet to recite poetry to us. Then the ex-president of Almada, went with us in the van to show us the world's deepest waterhole. Discovery Chasnnel even came down and did a documentary on it. It was a 60 ft hill to climb so I waited while Tim hiked it and got lots of good photos. It is over 1000 ft. deep.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
This is shop where we bought a tablecloth. At first he wanted $10. but finally came down to $5. We saw alot of kids begging.... Had to walk across the Rio Grand River. It all reminded us of the Dominican.... We bought pure vanilla for $1.00 and also a HUGE bag of HUGE marshmellows. They are at least twice the size of regular ones.
Friday, February 8, 2008
We collected lots of shells. they are bigger then the ones in Florida. The water and waves were so calming even thought there was a wind.. Not alot of people but guess at Spring Break it is awful with crowds.