Today we embarked on our dreamBIG adventure! Thanks to 2nd Watch we are fortunate to be able to travel to Guatemala to volunteer in a children’s home and bring them much needed supplies and new computers.
Today was a day of travel…we started early this morning in Houston where we met up with a group of 10 women from Austin, TX who are also spending the week at Eagle’s Nest putting on a women’s retreat for 100+ Guatemalan women from around the area. When we arrived in Guatemala City we loaded our massive amounts of luggage (donations we brought) and 13 women onto an old school bus to start our 4 hour journey up the mountain to Solola. It was a beautiful (crazy!) drive and we were able to see a lot of the lush, green countryside. It was also very humbling to see how these families live as we drove through the little “towns” and realize how fortunate we are to live in America.
When we arrived at our destination, Eagle’s Nest, we were able to meet with the owners and learn about the history of the orphanage and the plan for the week. Tomorrow we will be able to meet the kids and give them all of the sports balls and other goodies that we brought for them.
Until next time…Adios!
Our new travel buddies from TX.
Guatemalan country side on our way to the children’s home.