Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Building a Pulpit

My mom and dad left for PA this afternoon, and will, Lord willing, arrive in Baltimore around midnight, then a 2.5 hour drive home. I'm hoping that maybe they stay in a hotel instead of making that long drive late at night. We very much enjoyed their time with us.

Yesterday, almost all day, Dad constructed a pulpit for the church with two other men from the church, Samuel and Miguel. In the morning we all went to a place in Neza, about 30 minutes from here, to buy the lumber, plus a bunch of other items to construct the pulpit. On the way back we stopped for lunch and had carnitas, a very taste pork dish eaten in tacos, then to the church to assemble to pulpit.

I pretty much stayed out of everyone's way, as construction is just not my thing, and let my dad have fun understanding without speaking Spanish. It was a long day, but a day that I'm sure dad will remember for quite some time. Pictures forthcoming.

The pictures below are from our two days in Fortin de las Flores, Veracruz. The first picture is of Mexico's highest volcano, Pico de Orizaba, which towers over 18,000 ft., and is visible from the hotel where we stayed.

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