James and Joy had a conference on agriculture today in Copan, Honduras. Donnie was interested in the material being presented and was also interested in touring the land that they were developing with new agriculture techniques. We all tagged along to Honduras (about an hours drive from Chiquemula). Don went to the conference with James and Joy while the kids and I explored the town of Copan.
We enjoyed the cobblestone streets, the cheap cafes with yummy smoothies and some authentic Honduran food. We had a chance to visit the Mayan ruins that Copan is famous for. It was extremely eductional and we learned alot about ancient Mayan practices, design and religion. We will continue to study more about that civilization for our history lessons.
Don will have to share the information that he found out since I would never give it justice. 🙂
As we drove home last night, we had a chance to talk with the kids about what their thoughts on the trip this far have been. I will share a few of their comments.
Eva: “I really like all the fresh fruit! And I like seeing all the kids hanging around on the streets. I only kinda miss being at home. I like it here!”
Lille: “I miss seeing my friends and family. I have liked seeing a lot of new things and trying some new foods…I didn’t think I would like it, but I do. I really like having our whole family together all the time. I wish I didn’t have to always be looking out for bugs…they are disgusting.”
Isaiah: “I really like all the different views (rainforests, mountains, and towns). It has been nice to have more time and not so many things to do. We get awfully busy when we are home and I like just being more relaxed. I have enjoyed meeting a lot of new people and seeing that what we are doing is actually helpful. I do miss the comfort of our house, though. Bugs gross me out, too. i also have liked finding new foods and getting smoothies while we are out. I like it here, but kinda miss home.”
We are almost 2 weeks into our 7 weeks. What we have seen and experienced is amazing. We continue to process it…we are so thankful for the prayers and encouragement from each of you!