This is a quick blog to let you know what’s up these days. Last week we went and visited the most amazing piece of land we’ve seen to date. It is about 40 minutes out of Antigua and just minutes from Chimaltenango. It is beyond anything we’ve imagined for the Children’s Village. We went back again on Sunday and spent most of the day checking it out more carefully. We had written up a list of concerns and as we checked each out, the majority of the results were positive.
On Monday we visited another potential piece of land not far from Parramos (about 30 minutes from here). It was small, had a horrible building on it and really, didn’t stand a chance next to this other paradise we’ve been looking at. (which is over 100 acres, has two completed buildings, fresh springs, etc. etc.)
At this time we are deep in discussions with each other, the realtor and our Board of Directors as we decide what’s next. It’s an exciting time with lots of possibilities. We will keep you up to date on the progress.
Last week, while visiting with the stray dogs in the plaza (Parque Central), I looked up just as an old friend walked by. Karl Robinson is a Homeopath who has been teaching Homeopathy in Central America for the last six years. It was such an amazing coincidence to run into him only days after I’d said to Greg, “We should contact Karl.” After teaching in El Salvador all weekend, he returned to Antigua on Monday night with another Homeopath I’ve known for years as well. Mitch Fleisher is from Virginia and this is his first trip to Central America and his first time teaching here. Carola was also with them and is now a new friend. She’s from California. We met them for dinner and had a fun evening visiting and sharing together.
And this morning we did a bit of exploring in Antigua with Mitch and Carola! (photo)