Jan 12, 2010

Volcano trip

Snow is uncommon in Guadalajara and most of Mexico. It has only snowed once in the last decade (1997) Josiahs friend, Mario, thought maybe snow was made up and not real. Josiah has been assuring him that it is real and that he has seen it. They plan on visiting us in the states next winter with the hopes that there will also be snow. Well, this weekend while we were on our retreat in the distance there was a mountain (I later found out was an inactive volcano) with snow on the mountaintop. When I got back to town I told my friend that I wanted to find out where it was and take them there. She showed me the newspaper where on the front page it talked about the snow that was on the volcano and how everyone was flocking to see the snow. So, after talking for a few minutes we decided to let the kids skip school and take them up to the mountain. It was a really fun trip. We had to go to Walmart last night to buy gloves and hats because we didn't have any (I left all of mine in the states thinking that I would never need them down here, since the temp has been averaging mid 60's).
We got up early this morning and headed to the mountain-volcano. We arrived at the base of the mountain a little after 1 hour but then it took us around 1 1/2 hrs to go up the mountain. The roads were horrible - not paved just dirt roads with lots of holes etc. Once we got there we had lunch in the car and got the kids good and bundled and headed to the snow. Where you have to park the cars is a good Kilometer from the top of the mountain. We climbled till we found a godo spot with clean snow and let the kids have fun, we then turned around and headed down the mountain.


Mike and Lucy said...

How fun! Glad they all got to show their friends some good ole snow!
We love and miss you. It will be great seeing you in the States when you are there on furlough. Our next planned furlough is at the end of December and through January. We'll be in and out of Lubbock during that time.

Miracle said...

Good to see you and your family again. It's been a long time since I was on your blog. I hope you guys are doing well. We had Daniel 6 months ago, so we have four kids now. Dave is an RN now, hoping to go to school to be a Physician's Assistant eventually. If you're ever in the Atlanta area, let us know!