Arrival in Ahuachapán (11/8/2018)November 8, 2018 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F
Leslie Oakes drove Rich, Tim, Terry and me to the airport. We left the church at 6 am. The check-in line for those who had done online check-in wasn't very long. What was amazing was that the line for TSA-Pre security was considerably longer than the regular security line. The flight was fine. The flight was almost over before I figured out which earphone jack got you sound (thank you Rich). But by that time it was a bit late to start a movie. But I had stuff to read so I was fine. The Immigrations line was slow and we saw John Ellis, whose flight got in 45 minutes after ours, in line not that far behind us. For those who tender it, the airport has done away with the Red/Green light - no more drama.
Jhenny meet us after we retrieved our bags, took us to where Frank and Nina (pronounced Nine-na) were sitting and went back for John. Then Fernando took most of us to find the toilets before we started the 2 hour drive to Hotel Atillo (our home away from home for the next 8 days).
Today I spent time getting to know Nina, John and Terry (Tim would call it "talking their ears off"). They are all very interesting people and I am looking forward to getting to know them better during the week.
It was great to see Meme and Marilyn again. Brian dropped by to introduce himself. It was good to see him again, too. We won't be working on the school we were scheduled to work on because the permits still haven't come through. There will be roofing and dry walling to do at the project we will be working on. Tomorrow we will be working with the team that is already here (it will be their last day). I am looking to see what God has planned for us.
After a delicious Chicken soup/stew everyone but Nina tried down to the Supermercado for ice cream, Gatorade, snacks and whatever else took our fancy. I bought a coffee mug so I don't use styrofoam (that makes John Ellis and the environment happy).
I am going to try to get to bed earlier than I normally do because Jhenny and I are going walking at the very track tomorrow morning. Going to Central Time is like going through the time change again (falling back one more time). Can't wait to start working tomorrow.Read more