We made it! The plane ride was wonderfully smooth- thanks everyone for praying for us. It was rainy when we landed in Guatemala, but we were able to fly around the storms. Our house is fabulous! It´s kind of dorm-style, with all the rooms only accessible through an open air courtyard that is filled with gorgeous flowers and foliage. We met Garrett and Lori on Sunday morning for brunch and they guided us around the city. The families don´t cook for us on Sundays, so we got to try out a few of the restaurants, and today is our first day to get to eat with the family and study at the school. There are 3 other students in our house, two are Dutch and one is German, but we all speak English (even the mom of the house, but she is very good at trying to make us all speak Spanish to her).
My Spanish is better than I thought it would be, and I talked to the house mom, Angelica, for almost a full half hour when we arrived. Cory is awesome- he understands almost everything we say, he just has trouble speaking back. I think he was wondering what I got him into at first, but he seems to be enjoying himself this morning at the school. It´s pretty nice to have Garrett and Lori here, as they serve somewhat as our own personal tour guides. They´ve got everything figured out already, and we´ve had fun galavanting about the city.
The weather is beautiful. It rains in the afternoons or evenings, but the sun is shining otherwise and there is a cool breeze. It is almost the perfect temperature, and none of the buildings have air conditioning because they don´t really need it. Antigua is nestled in the middle of several mountains/volcanos which provide not only a beautiful view, but also help us with orienting ourselves in the city.
Thanks for your comments and encouragement- keep em coming! Let us know what all is going on with you guys!