Sunday, January 1, 2017

We arrived in Guatemala City about noon yesterday, and drove to San Lucas Tolimán, where we will be working, We arrived about 6 p.m. Since we met at O’Hare Airport at 3 a.m. that morning, the total travelling time was 15 hours.

Today was our first full day in Guatemala.

It’s extraordinarily beautiful here in “the land of eternal spring.“ The mountain landscape with volcanoes is breathtaking.

We visited a coffee collective on Lake Atitlan today, then we visited the village where we will build stoves.

We received a warm welcome at San Juan El Mirador, both from the women who organize within the town, and the men who represent the town to the local government.

We were instantly charmed by the children in San Juan. They will be our inspiration all week.

We were treated to Gatorade on our departure at just the right moment!

Feliz Año Nuevo! Our next blog will be in 2017!

-       -Don Baraglia

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