Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Road Trip

April 4, 2015

Jason often works Saturdays, but this past week he had the day off, so we took a road trip to visit friends in Mirebalais. 

Shortly before lunch we packed the kids into the car and off we drove.

The sky was blue and the noon day sun beat overhead as we wove through traffic.

Before leaving the city behind, we stopped by the Artisan Village.

It was on my list of places yet to see, and since it was sort of on the way, it worked out well. 

The place was alive with the rat a tat of hammers and nails banging on tin.

Whoever had come up with the idea to make tin art from empty oil drums was genius and had provided many people with employment. 

They made everything from pencil holders to towel hooks, lamps to furniture, and of course wall art in all forms shapes and sizes. 

The finished products were spectacular.

After completing our tour of the area, we snaked our way through narrow alleys and over decrepit bridges back to the main road. Shortly thereafter we left the city behind and headed out into the country. 

We crossed rivers,

and passed by lakes.

We wound around mountains,

and through valleys.

Occasionally we would get stuck behind slow moving trucks or busses as the roads were steep and curvy.

Approximately two hours after our departure we arrived at our destination. 

The children's homes at our friends' place were still under construction, so he took us to visit a few other places as well. One was a guest house on a beautiful acreage.

Another, an orphanage whose children hoped to transition to their children homes in the near future.

It was nice spending time together and for our kids to run around and play with theirs. 

After a delicious dinner of chilli and sourdough bread we headed back home, just as the rain began to fall.

The sunset that night was beautiful! 

Looking at the various photos now makes me think of the words found in John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

But on the other hand, if  ....the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Matthew 6:23b

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