They arrived really late on a Friday night so the boys and I didn't get to see them until the next morning. After some warm greetings and hugs we ate breakfast and took a group photo before heading out for a fun day in Guatemala City.
Sara Madalin, Reagan, Malinda, me, Ben, Cruz, and David
We spent the morning at the La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City. We love our zoo and always enjoy getting to visit it.
Ben, Cruz, and Sara Madalin ready for some fun at the zoo
feeding the fish
watching the bears
We got to watch the tigers being fed which was really cool.
clowning around at the penguin exhibit
riding the train
me and Malinda on the train at the zoo
Having lunch at the zoo food court.
no trip to the zoo would be complete without cotton candy!
That afternoon we went out for ice cream. It ended up starting a week long trend of having to eat ice cream every day. The kids loved it (and I did too!).
Afterwards we visited the park on Las Americas. We bought the kids some tickets to ride a few rides and then they spent time playing on the playground equipment. They burned off lots of energy and had a fun time doing it.
ready to ride the roller coaster
who doesn't love bumper cars!!!
I love Ben's face here. He was having fun.
another ride on the roller coaster
Ben and Reagan on the roller coaster
the kids got a kick out of Mr. Reagan joining them on the playground
Cruz, Sara Madalin, and Ben
We ended the night with a trip to TGI Friday's for supper.
We then loaded up and made the trip to our house in Chiquimula. It's about a 3.5 hour drive.
along the way we stopped for ice cream at Sarita's in Rio Hondo
We spent the afternoon swimming at the hotel pool.
We spent Monday driving them to some of the villages where we are working. Our first stops were Nearar and Muyurco. We hiked to the house where we have our weekly Bible study in Muyurco. It was fun getting to show them a little of the ministry side of our lives.
Reagan, Malinda, and Sara Madalin hiking in Muyurco
We drove them through Camotan and Jocotan and showed them around where we used to live.
me, Malinda, and Sara Madalin in Camotan
We rode a tuk tuk from Camotan to Jocotan just for fun. David went ahead in our car and picked us up.
We had a picnic lunch at the gas station in Jocotan before driving to the villages of Lagunetas and Churischan.
cooling off in the pool after a long, hot day
We ended Monday with a cookout and outdoor movie night. We watched Star Wars.
That's three days down and we still had three full days to go before they left. I'll share about those adventures tomorrow.