All Aboard!

The tentative dates for the Summer Shoe Trip to Piedras Negras are July 11th – 18th.  We will be leaving early on the morning of the 11th (Saturday) and arriving back late afternoon on the 18th.  The cost for those wanting to go with us will be $600.00, which will cover lodging and meals (with the exception of two meals). The itinerary is listed below:

11th – Leave Montgomery by 7 Am, drive to Katy Texas where we will spend the night.  Arrival time – around 5-6PM.

12th – Leave Katy by 8AM, drive to Eagle Pass Tx, arriving around 1-2 PM. Stop at Walmart and buy grocery items for the week. Cross over into Mexico and drive to Don & Amiee’s house in Piedras Negras.

13th – Preparation day. Organize supplies and relax a little from two days of driving. Rehearse skit/lesson.

14th – 16th  Ministry days.  Taking children to the shoe stores, and spending time with them.

17th – Leave for home, driving to Orange Texas to spend the night.

18th – Drive home.

There are several attractions during the trip that are always a highlight.  In Luling Tx there is a gas station (if you can call it that) where we always stop – coming and going. Buc-cees is the name, and once you have seen it, you will talk about it. This is the largest, cleanest, busiest gas station, deli, gift shop, outdoors store, coffee shop and tourist trap you have ever seen.

The Plaza de Cultura in Piedras Negras is a masterpiece, showcasing Mayan, Incan, and Mexican culture, complete with a huge fountain display, and Mayan pyramids.

The Mercado de Piedras Negras is the traditional marketplace. Whatever you can imagine can be bought/bartered there. Keep in mind that the vendors there will think you are the extreme tourist if you do not try to bargain with them!

The desert flowers, trees and cacti are always a sight to see.

The food.  Ahhhhhh, the food. Sister Amiee has lived in Mexico for 16 years and is a fine authentic cook. Anything from homemade Posole to her famous Salsa is liable to come out of the kitchen. Top that off with a trip to one of the restaurants of Piedras Negras (like Los Sombreros) and you have a culinary adventure.

Want to go?  Email us and we will get the ball rolling.

What you will need: Passport, Spending money, Clothes for a week,  and a servant heart.




April 3, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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