Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sightseeing in El Salvador

An Outdoor Wednesday Post
hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.
Thank you, Susan!

This time last week Mom and Mikey had a day to
explore some ruins of a volcano. Such tragedy
preserved so perfectly. The heat of the lava
baked the clay of the buildings as if in a kiln.

The gift shop...

Mom poses near this pretty tree.
I don't know what kind this was
but it looks pretty to me.

Due to his interest in horticulture
Mikey took many, many photos of the
plants and trees.

Some of these will end up in his
plant portfolio. I am thrilled to
see the variety he captured.

The more I hear about this trip the more I rejoice that
I didn't know the dangers and adventures Mom and Mikey
were facing. While El Salvador is a country with great
beauty and wonderful people, it is a very troubled country
with a huge disparity between the rich and the poor.
Gangs are a security risk in San Salvador.
The crime rate is very high.

It is a relief to find that the people to whom
this team ministered were so thankful and loving.
It is a very good work that Omega Medical Missions
does, here in El Salvador and in Honduras.


JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

It looks like a lovely country, although a troubled one. I would love to visit that gift shop, though! Beautiful photos.

Melissa G. said...

Beautiful pictures. It looks like an interesting place to visit!

I'm glad they are home safe and sound!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Hearing about these countries makes one remember to be thankful for our own country.

SmilingSally said...

I'm sure that you're praying for their safety. That gift shop looks interesting. I wonder what the prices are.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Becky, The pictures are amazing, and I am with you on that thought...sometimes it is best what we don't know just to keep out sanity. Looks like they had quite the adventure.
♥, Susan

Carrie said...

Thank you for this beautiful tour of El salvador. I know very little about El salvador even though I was born and spent most of my childhood in the country next door - Honduras. I am from the Atlantic coast.

LV said...

A wonderful post and story. Your post are always so interesting and informative. Thanks for your visit and comment today.

Mary said...

Thank goodness your family is now out of harms way. Your photos are wonderful. I hope you are having a great day.

Kammy said...

Very nice - I love the pic of the lone tree !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Heidi said...

Hi, I just found your blog its gorgeous, I am a follower. I love your outdoor Wednesday trip to the ruins, wow its amazing. I love your pictures. Stop by and see me sometime.


Elena said...

Wow, El Salvador is very beautiful country. Those are great pictures!

jeanne said...

Hello Becky, these photos are wonderful. I agree about the danger in El Salvador. However, the ruins and the flora and fauna are wonderful. A very interesting post, I loved it.

Thank you for your comments on my wool Festival post. I so loved being there and sharing it. I didn't go to bed until 1:30 last night. So many photos to work on. LOL. I had to sneak into bed as Bill hates it when I stay up late doing a post. I was successful, he didn't wake up. Oh yeah, I can be sneaky. Laughing.

Blessings and a happy day to you my friend.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Jeanne Selep said...

Beautiful visual tour. Thank You.

Jane said...

Isn't it sad that such a beautiful place has so much turmoil? Thanks for the tour...
Jane (artfully graced)

Tracy said...

Such wonderful photos...and observations! Thank you, Becky :o) ((HUGS))

Pam said...

Hi Becky,
How caring of your family to travel so far to help the people there. It is a very unselfish thing to do and speaks highly of their character.
Thanks for sharing the wonderful story and photos.

Peace be with you and your family,
Pam :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Becky,

Thank you for the tour of El Salvador and the wonderful story. El Salvador looks beautiful.

~ Tracy

Kelly said...

Great pictures! Looking forward to hearing more about El Salvador tomorrow.