Guatemala Service Learning Trip–Saturday, June 16
On Saturday, June 16, Pilgrim’s service learning team took advantage of the Nature Reserve close to Lake Atitlan. The lake is surrounded by volcanoes–in fact, the lake itself is situated in the crater of a volcano. The volcanic soil is rich in nutrients and the sides of the volcanoes are covered with green growth. Team members, Dane and Janine, Nan and Sophie, Charlotte and Alex, Gregg and Taylor, and Ed decided to see the forest from the air–ziplining. We climbed steep hills, crossed swinging bridges, stopped to observe the monkeys, admired a very high waterfall, and then ziplined across the canyon we’d hiked. Ed earned the nickname he’ll carry for the rest of the trip–Adventuresome Ed.
We packed up, ate lunch and boarded a van for Antigua. We arrived late afternoon Saturday and spent time relaxing here at Common Hope. Before the evening was over, we´d grown to a team of 13, including Jay and Jay Jr. from the Twin Cities and Jose and Travis from California.