Trip Report

Trip to St. Rita, Cabanas & Copan, Honduras, Central America,

May 12-17, 2018

 

 

PARTICIPANTS: Glenda & Tom Oleson, St. Mary’s, Ga., Terry Peterson, Clearwater, Fl.,    Millie Bueso & Jose Luis Bueso, Santa Rita, Honduras,  Jerald & Geraldine Cowart, Jacksonviille, Fl.,   Henry Suarez,  Tricia Riveria & Kerry Suarez, Saint Mary’s. Ga.

Day 1: Our flight arrived in San Pedro on schedule but we did encounter a significant delay recovering our bags as three of our I.D.s had been removed by customs which made them difficult to locate. We were greeted by a late morning temperature of 103 degrees and a bright sun. On the trip to Copan we encountered significant road construction which resulted in a 4 hour trip instead of the usual 3 hours. The new road will greatly improve the time it takes to reach Copan but it will not be finished until next year (2019). Of interest is that the President of Honduras, who was re-elected this past November, immediately after his election significantly raised the toll rates in San Pedro Sula and the population decided that enough was enough and torched both of the cities two toll booths and they are now non- functional. Upon our arrival at the hotel, 14 hours after leaving home, we had a very quick dinner and went to bed completely exhausted.


Day 2: Mother's Day dawned warm and sunny.(Mother's Day is Celebrated in Honduras on the same day as the U.S.) Our business on this day was to sort and re-pack all the items we had carried with us in preparation to visit El Jaral Clinica and Los Piños Elementary/High School the following day. The school is operated by Millie Bueso.  We prepared a small gift bag for each of the 120 students and several suitcases of consumable school supplies for the school. We also had special gifts to present to each of the 12 students sponsored by ourselves and friends of Para Los Niños.





 

 

 

 

 

 

Para Los Niños depends on and appreciates our volunteers and donors. 

A lot of preparation preceeds each trip and we wish to thank Jodi Tippette and son Landon for the hours they put in over this year to help in that preparation.