Helping Honduras …


Day two in Copán
June 12, 2014, 10:23 pm
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Val and I went to school this morning, while Scott stayed at the casa, working on a homily for the mission trip.  Because this is my third year at the school, I came prepared with my own curriculum, so to speak.  I brought two copies of the novel Nada by Carmen Laforet, One for my teacher and one for me.  It was written a few years after the Spanish Civil War and is full of shadows and unusual characters.

This afternoon, after a short siesta, we went out into the town, looking for a few things to buy and to check out a new restaurant, the British Colonial House.  There we had G&T’s and pub spuds, a traditional pub food.  

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We returned in the evening with Lourdes and her friend Megan, who ordered the brownie sundae.  She shared with the rest of us, and we all pronounced it good.  I think the vanilla ice cream was the best I have ever had in Honduras.

Before dinner, we met “Monkey Bill,” who rents apartments, mostly to retired people.  He is constructing some kind of facility at a hot spring, just across the border in Guatemala.  We are thinking about taking a look.  That should be quite an adventure.

We are hoping to worship at the church in Santa Rita on Sunday, as we did last year.  I have sent a note to the deacon there, asking about transportation.  It is a short drive out of Copán on the main highway, but too far to go by moto-taxi.

Speaking of moto-taxis, yesterday as we were returning to the house for dinner, it began to rain.  We decided to take a moto-taxi.  The driver was not familiar with the place where we are staying, but we managed to give good directions in Spanish.  However, when we crested the last hill before arriving at Lourdes’s house, I looked down at the steep incline and thought, “¡Dios mío!”  The slope of the hill is greater than 45 degrees.  If you have ever been in one of these vehicles, I’m certain you’ll understand.

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