|Church on the central square and a shot of the Christmas mercardo|
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Brian and I are sitting in a coffee shop in
It's impossible to tell you all of the neat experiences but our favorite so far was last night. We walked out of our hotel looking for dinner. We both were craving atole (a traditional rice or corn based drink that's either sweet and cinnamony or spicy and salty). We saw an open door with a table out front. Poking our heads in, we saw a tiny room with two tables and a lady ladling out atoll into dishes. We went in and 2 hours later we'd had delicious atole and tostadas and enjoyable conversation with the owners.
Today we're hoping to visit a house that takes in malnourished infants. Tomorrow and the next day we'll help out at the YWAM base and then Tuesday we'll head back to
Just the short period of time that we've been here has shown us a small glimpse of incredible poverty. The 1980s war in
We're aiming to leave
Thanks for all of your emails and interest in what we're doing.
Hope that your Christmas season is peaceful and focused on what's truly valuable.
Friday, December 5, 2008
We're over half-way! Approximately 243 miles left till we arrive at Barrillas marina in El Salvador. So far, since leaving Huatulco at 12:30am on Wednesday morning (the 2nd) we've travelled about 250 miles. We're eating well, reading books (Brian is reading two: Creature from Jekyll Island and The Brave Cowboy) I've finished reading Eat, Pray, Love and have re-read parts of Travelling Mercies (I love that book) and The Signature of Jesus. I've been working on Christmas presents and Brian has been doing small projects around the boat, only when he feels like it. It's a big break from the 5 weeks of straight out massive projects that preceded our departure.
The lazy jack system is working perfectly. Makes it easier to reef, un-reef, and drop the main sail.
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