Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Guatemala, Day 1 - Vista Real Nice

9:15 p.m. - Landed in Guatemala City, Guatemala with a great group of folks from Lead 222 and Compassion International.  Flight was pretty bad, for the same reason I hate roller coasters. Turbulence, some zero gravity moments - no kidding.

Man, if you ever get a chance to take a trip with Compassion International - DO IT.
They really do things right! You should see this hotel they've put us up in!
Seriously. I don't think I've ever set foot in a place this nice - EVER.
I don't think I've seen a place this nice on TV or in movies, either.
This is my room:
 20 foot ceilings. Hundreds of pillows.
That guy over there? That's my roommate, Taco. Yes, TACO.
He's a youth guy in Magnolia, TX. We're just about the only 2 guys from the Houston Area. Some folks are from as far away as Traverse City, Michigan and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Here's some schwag that Compassion had left for us in our rooms when we checked in:
That's a sweet handmade journal, a weird cloth lady, and some kind of candy. Oh, and some bottled water (not pictured) because, you know.
They also had all our room keys ready for us, with a sticker right on it that had our pre-paid wireless internet username and password! Thanks Compassion!
I wish I could get Compassion to plan and book my next vacation! Get right on that, guys...
Well, I imagine tomorrow's visit to a Compassion Project will be in stark contrast to the luxury we are enjoying tonight. Here's hoping there's some joy to be had with the arrival of 20 gringos.

More to come...

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