Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ambassadors fly before dawn to LA, Aug 8, 2017, Ray M

Ambassadors fly before dawn to Los Angeles 

Inbound from Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico, Day 9 of 8, Aug 8, 2017
By:  Ray M

It was crazy crowded at the Delta terminal at 4:00 am this morning but our Tuxtla Ambassadors got through it and were on their way.

I think it was too early for any group pictures at the airport but here are a few from during the week ...

It was a FANTASTIC Journey. Thanks to all of you.

In Friendship and Peace

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Free Day, Aug 7, 2017, Ray M

Seeing what a salmon sees (Amin)

A Free Day: Shopping, Packing, Sightseeing, Relaxing 

Inbound from Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico, Day 8 of 8, Aug 7, 2017
By:  Ray M

This day was unscheduled so that hosts and ambassadors could do what they want.  One group went to San Francisco for sightseeing, one group went to Folsom to see the big dam, the prison and the old historic town (and to try In-n-Out Burgers).


At the fish hatchery by Hazel Avenue bridge (Ana Laura, Luis, Adry, Amin)

Ana Laura and Luis being eaten by a giant concrete salmon

Folsom Prison  (Ana Laura, Adry, Luis, Amin, PJ)

Trying a real American hamburger lunch

Folsom history mural (Ana Laura)

Folsom - the Christmas store (PJ, Ana Laura, Amin, Adry, Luis)

Kayaking in the American River

                     Simon learned how to Kayak very quickly.

Mauricio really enjoyed it as well

Playing "fetch" with each other

In Friendship and Peace

Monday, August 7, 2017

A Free Morning and Farewell Party BBQ, Aug 6, 2017, Ray M


A Free Morning, Farewell Party BBQ

Inbound from Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico, Day 7 of 8, Aug 6, 2017
By:  Ray M

Morning Activites

Most of the day was available for Ambassadors and Hosts to do what they want. Here are a few highlights...
Leland Stanford Mansion (Ana Laura & Amin)

Old Town Sacramento - Evangeline's costume shop (Ray, amin, Ana Laura and the nameless dead)

Joe and Enrique (shown) visit a Bass Pro store for fishing gear (? doesn't look like a fish)

Farewell Party

The farewell party for the Tuxtla Gutiérrez - Sacramento Journey was a chance for all of us to meet together one last time (at least for THIS journey! - we hope we will meet again).  The party was held at Monika's house, with a spacious back yard and the American River Parkway forest immediately behind.

Monika, our host, with PJ, the coordinator

The adults find some shade

While the younger people have fun in the pool ....

Some FF Sacramento craft work... maybe souvenirs and gifts?

Adri, Barbara, Rose, Helen, Maribel, Mavi

Lots of good food - Tri-tip BBQ & chicken not shown (but eaten)...

Bob cooking the tri-tip

Shucking the corn

Enjoying the party and the food ...


Monika and Mavi

Mavi, Enrique, Ray, PJ

Mavi, Rose, Amin

Linda, Damicela, Ken, Jesus

Farewell speeches and singing ...

Ray, PJ, Mavi, Angie, Luis, Maribel
A lovely handmade gift from Tuxtla Gutierrez

Chris and Julie get a bottle of Tequila and a shot glass
presented by Maribel and Luis

The Tuxtla Gutiérrez Friendship Force sings for us

In Friendship and Peace