On Saturday, we went to a natural spring called Las Islas (The Islands). At the park, the kids swam and searched for seashells and crabs. Here, the kids get their first glimpse of the springs
Edwin at the springs
Taking a rest from hours of swimming
Edgar, Benjamin and Elias enjoy some banana-leaf tamales for lunch
Alejandro, Clemente and Cesar
Jose Alfredo and Brayan enjoy lunch
After a day at the pool, the kids were tired out! Eliza fell asleep with baby Jennifer Denise.
The accommodations in Cobán were not exactly 5-star, but no one complained. The temperature got as low as 45 degrees, and with a building that isn't entirely closed and no central heat, that gets chilly!
Everyone bundled up under sleeping bags and blankets
On Sunday morning, ladies from a local church cooked the kids tamales in an outdoor kitchen, over a wood fire.
Video 1: Alejandro leads a sing-along with the Casa Shalom kids in church on Sunday. Video 2: Cesár speaks in church on Saturday night and was asked to say something in Kachikel, his native language. The Kachikels are the native indigenous population in Cobán.