garden beds…and juventa finally getting here…

thursday.  july 2.  2015

the jensen’s had us out to their place, and we got to see their awesome gardens!  they have started a non-profit, teaching the mayans how to garden, and build their own garden beds.  when they finish the classes and graduate, they get their own garden bed, and their own starters.  juventa was able to catch up to us after her long layover in mexico city over night, and catching an early flight to guatemala this morning.  it was great catching up, riding in the back of a truck going through the mountains of guatemala, chatting and catching up.   we helped the jensen’s put in three garden beds for three different families.  it’s pretty tough work!  hauling supplies through fields and up to houses, building the beds…the families were so excited and they knew exactly what to do and how to put everything together.  juventa is an avid gardener, so she helped a ton getting the seedlings planted and knew exactly where to put them.

we finished up after a few hours, and the jensens had us over for a delicious yummy lunch.  we then caught the shuttle with the door open for people to jump in and out-to solola, and then caught the chicken bus to pana.  we ran a few errands in pana, walked to the boat, caught the boat, and had quite a few kids at the dock welcome us, which was awesome.  they wanted to play, so we dropped off juventa’s stuff in the village casa, and headed to the lake.  we gave them sidewalk chalk to draw with, they didn’t quite understand what to do with it, but we kept showing them.  we then caught up with the swimmers and watched them play.  we finally headed up to our casa in the mountain, and finally made it about 5:30.  we enjoyed the evening hanging out on hammocks, and catching up on years past.   what an awesome, busy, fulfilling day.  so glad juventa finally made it after two days to get down here…what a trooper!

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