Saturday, November 18, 2006
Last weekend (sorry... I've been lax on posting lately) Jenny, Rebecca and I went to a beach called Manzanillo with a group from a church here in Guadalajara. Manzanillo is south of Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific coat.
We learned about the trip because we are friends with some of the people who attend the church-the Iglesia Biblica de Guadalajara. This church has a Thursday night bible study a lot like the one we do on Fridays (but bigger and in Spanish). I would like to go, but I haven't yet because it is totally across town and it goes until late. We teachers have early bedtimes. Anyways... the beach.
It was more of a retreat than just a weekend at the beach. They had flown in a speaker from Guatemala. The theme was El Arca (the arc) and they talked a lot about faith. I was very excited because I really understood almost everything he said.
On Saturday, after our morning session, we had most of the day to just hang out at the beach. That evening at 5:00 we took a boat ride to an island. Both the ride and the island were really great. The beach was pretty, but not the most beautiful I've seen. Although I really liked the water. Even when it was around 15 feet deep we could still see the sandy bottom. I realized how much I've missed swimming.
We got back late on Sunday night, after a 4 hour ride in a very uncomfortable van... and I have sort of been recovering ever since.
Here are some photos!
Jenny and Quetzal
The judging of our sandcastle competition.
Rebecca, Jenny and I on the island.
A group on the island. The guy in the front-right is Higinio, who planned the trip.
This rock is supposed to be an elephant. Can you see it?
My sandcastle group. We made an arc... but you can't really see it in this picture.