Monday, September 8, 2014
Saturday I went to Fuentes Georginas with the directors of my school. To get there, we took a bus from Xela to Zunil. Once we got off the bus, we hopped into the back of a Toyota pickup. The Toyota pickups here are a bit modified. They have some bars around the outside and down the center of the back so passengers can lean against them, or stand and hang on. The drive was about five miles up the mountain past many fields. We stood so we could get a better view of things. We got off the truck at Fuentes Georginas, a place to enjoy the hot springs. After getting my fill of sitting in hot water, we headed down the mountain. It felt like we were walking through the clouds. A nice peaceful walk where I could see the fields and there wasn´t much noise. As we descended the mountain, it got cooler and at times quite foggy. We had walked about an hour when it started to sprinkle, then rain. We caught a ride on another Toyota pickup to speed our return to Zunil. After just a few minutes, the driver stopped. I wondered what was going on. He proceeded to pull out a big piece of black plastic like you might find on the farm and handed it to us. We held on to the plastic and used it to keep most of the rain off of us until we got back to Zunil. Then we walked a bit more in the rain to get on the bus to return to Xela. A good way to spend the morning, made more memorable by getting soaked. I did tell the director I had enough water for the day.