I was expecting parades today so it was Sunday that surprised me! When I left my house, the streets were full of people sitting, waiting, buying, drinking, eating and talking........sounds like my English Class on "verbs in action." They may be waiting but the vendors are in action!!
I jumped into the Despensa real quick and I liked it!! There was only one other customer and myself shopping. I could tell the employees were bored :)
When I came out, the parade was slowly, slowly moving down the street.
When I saw this group, I hoped that they had not inflated all of these balloons without a tank. There were hundreds of them!
It was also easy to see that the teachers were having more fun than the students!
Then we had some students dressed as Traditional Guatemalan Dancers.
Every parade needs some twirlers!
I took this photo for my brother, Mike. These are the Guatemalan Firemen. My brother works for the Fire Service of North Carolina.
It was a nice day for a walk up to Chichi and back home....................and today should end all of the festivities until the election on the 25th of October.
I am Sheri Kretzschmar and I am serving in Guatemala with Health Talents International. I am a nurse from Winston-Salem, NC and currently live in Chichicastenango. We are working with the local Churches of Christ as we conduct mobile medical clinics in the surrounding communities. It is our prayer that we will share the love of God and demonstrate the compassion of Jesus.