Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Then I was on my way home. Well so I thought.... The flight was just fine till I got to Miami and had to go through immigration. They checked my passport and I was told to go stand in a line. From there they had about 5 of us follow an officer. I had no idea what in the world was going on???
They took me into a room where a bunch of people were just sitting looking bored to death. I waited and no one said anything. There were signs posted all over the place that no cell phone use was allowed. In the meatime my parents, K, and Jef were waiting for me to come out and they were calling me too.
Every once in a while they said that if you missed your connecting flight you would just be put on the next one. I asked a lady sitting next to me if she knew what we were doing there. She said that every time she travels internationally she gets put in this room because she has a common name.
Finally, after about 45 min.they called me up to the counter and asked me a bunch of questions. They told me that they are looking for a person with my same name but after some background check they found out that it wasn't me so I was free to go. Ay, Ay, Ay!
Then I still had to find my luggage!!
Well, after all that I finally met up with the group. Jef had a nice dinner ready for us and then took us to Miami Beach for a little while. He is the best host ever!
This is K at JFK in NYC with ther purple luggage!! I bet she had a good trip by the look of things.
These are the same uniforms that I wore.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This corner of our yard I remember there was a tree and Derick hung a little chick there. I think it was already dead but it was still cruel. This is where we stood when the Earthquake happened.
The front door.
Then my dad promised the kiddos that we would go swimming so after much searching we found a pool that was open and surprise. We were the only ones there!
On the way home we saw a coconut stand and had to have some! It was so good!
The teens thought watermelon was better.
My crazy matching parents advertising for Tortrix.
Monday, May 25, 2009
This is the little hut where they met the instructors for the Surfing lessons. The rest of us hung out here while they surfed.
Oh man, this was so relaxing! Our own private beach!
This is Malox. Of course he picked it up so fast!
D was not too bad. His instructor was trying to show off by diving in and hit his head really hard. Kind of funny but not really. D just got tired a little sooner.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Then we went to Amatitlan. We used to go here alot growing up. It used to be such a cute tourist place but now it was all run down and dirty. So we didn't spend too much time there.
A girl drawing pictures with her feet.
A young girl taking care of her brother while mom worked.
A dad and his sons playing music and dancing.
We listened to a full marimba.
Here's my drink. Ohhh so good!!
We walked around the streets some more.We looked around this mall that had all kinds of souveniers. These are some of the typical indian dresses.
Luckily we found our car afterwards and went home. We probably got lost looking for our hotel though. :)