Must we say, Adios?
Thursday, August 24, 2011 Spent the day in La Esquela de Arte with Carlos, Thelma, Antoinetta and Jose. Cristin taught the class a new paint form. The students, ages 7- 14, were quick to adapt. Carlos and Thelma hosted us for lunch. A truly authentic Guatemalan dish and las chicas made tortillas. The maize is […]
Boys and their remarkable mothers
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 We visited the Buena Vista Sports Academy for Boys this morning run by Brock Johnson and his family of deepStream. They have made great progress in only a year's time. The school opened in May and enrolled 30 kids after tryouts including 150 children. The sport, you ask? Futbol. All of […]
Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Mark and Gina Schmidt put a beautiful day together for us in Antigua. We started out at Cerro de la Cruz which overlooks the city of Antigua and the volcanos. Then drove into Antigua. First stop was Ruinas del Convento Mercedario, built in the 18th Century. After that, off to the […]
Whistle While You Work
Monday, August 22, 2011 This was the most labor intensive day of the week. We are working with Christian on his home (whom we met the day we arrived). We were grateful to be joined by Mark and Gina Schmidt of deepStream and Carlos Lopez of La Esquela de Arte. We met Chris Steed who […]
Chicken Coop Madness
Sunday, August 21, 2011 This was the only day that our neighbor played music most of the morning. And as if there weren't already a number of ways to prepare an egg, we were introduced to another way. The egg was flat and textured, lightly fried with a runny yoke. Delicioso! Today, we will be […]
Fireworks, Roosters and Dogs, oh my!
Saturday, August 20, 2011 The night is filled with dog fights. We awake to fireworks that are set off at 5 a.m. as a part of birthday celebrations and the sound of roosters and dog's barking. My favorite was the sound of the horse walking down the street near the team house. There is a […]
A New Day (or better known as our longest day of most likely the year)
Friday, August 19, 2011 We arrive in Guatemala City to be picked up by a charter from deepStream. It's about an hour drive into the mountains to Magdalena. The landscape is filled with political signs for the upcoming election, pedestrian overpasses (as I remember having over the track for Formula 1 in Indianapolis) and many […]