Thursday morning, we woke up bright and early and headed to Cholula to see the church on top of the pyramid. The young people headed off in the bus and the priviledged few who rode in our van took the "scenic route". That meant a stop at Starbucks!
Sis. Mom and Beth
We made it to the top of the mountain through much laborious huffing and puffing.
We found out that day how out of shape we were...
Sofia and Britt
^^and Nicole in Sofia's sunglasses!^^
Some of the girls :)
Day 2: Initiation into missionaryhood
Everyone but the extremely wimpy (jk) tried a chilified grasshopper
Miss Meagan is quite the crazy adventurous girl!
EVEN Brittany tried one! (She almost puked though)
Some people went a little overboard...I'd say Jacob qualifies as THREE missionaries!
As you can see, everyone was quite impressed.
Aunt Debbie eating a grasshopper...
The selection of grasshoppers (you can choose out of several kinds: malnourished, healthy, or obese grasshopper. Crunchy, smooth, or juicy. Original or Crispy? They are all Finger Lickin' good!! Betcha can't eat just one! I'm lovin' it!)
Beth and Britt!
At the base of the pyramid these guys were doing something called
"The Ritual Ceremony of the Voladores"
The crowd watching in amazement
This guy was giving everyone the remedies to all of life's diseases...
Just throw a potato, pineapple, and a banana in the blender-- yes! the whole banana- don't take of the peel!-- and you will be a changed person! Gone with your gastritis! Gone with your cancer! Gone with your broken femur! Gone with that icecream headache! Gone gone gone! Going going gone!
Major props for this dude's hands free mic. LOL. Very creative.
On the bus, ready to go to lunch!
Moe, Curly, and Shabang
Bobby and his treasures
The zocalo was swarming with bees. It was horrible. The locals got some good laughs at the tourist girls screaming bloody murder.
Wimpy, Sunburned, Crazy, & Mamaaa
Going through the line-up of food!
The cute little fruit platter
^^Yes, those are cherries!! Sooo good...^^
Karoline showing off her food!
All of us!
This is the family that had us over to their house for lunch.
After lunch, we headed back to the zocalo and hotel to stay up all night playing uno, cheating uno (so. funny.), spinning in the hallways, and all kinds of other things that are only funny when done in the early AM... Try them in the daylight and you will wonder what in the world was so funny the night before. :))
--But sadly, our camara battery died Thursday night :( So no pictures of the fun!
Missions Trip: Day #3
Conference Day #1!