So what exactly did I do during spring break? Every year a group of people, high school students and chaperones go down to Tijuana, Mexico to build homes. I was lucky enough to sign up this year, and have probably the most fantastic time of my life ever. There were approximately 85 of us going on two buses. Now I live in Central Alberta, and the trip took 3 days there and 3 days back. I'm sure many of you will think that it was hell, being cooped up in a bus for 6 days, however the experience was not all that bad. Quite enjoyable actually. I was interesting to get to know people around you, there is nothing akin to spending 3 days on a bus with someone relationship wise; you just get to know them. Other than that we got to see some beautiful American country side. Our route was the I-15, we traveled (by stopping destinations) through Dillon, Montana to Cedar City, Utah. Then to Tijuana, Mexico.
This was all done through a group called Youth With a Mission (YWAM). The point of the trip was to build 4 houses for the less privleged in Tijuana. The whole experience down in Mexico was amazing, the food was awesome, even the accommodations in the Mission base were excellent. I am not going to preach to all of you, because that is not my prerogative, however I will say: If you ever feel inclined to help in a larger way, visiting the YWAM base in Tijuana is a great experience. Now I'm sure some of you are thinking "Pics or it didn't happen", well I did take some pictures, but they haven't been uploaded and I really don't feel like doing such so here are some: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tjmaphotos/sets/72157616081538789/
I beleive that I am in some of those pictures, http://www.flickr.com/photos/tjmaphotos/3401293902/in/set-72157616081538789/ (like this one *points and laughs*). We were down there 5 days in all (trip was 11 days).
Well to wrap up, I am glad to be back in Canada (although more time in Mexico would have been nice) and I am glad to be back on TL.net. Unfortunately I have missed so great games, however I did get back soon enough to sign up for FPL. This was a really amazing experience, I highly recommend that people get out there and participate in Missions Trips. It is something that you will not regret. Also I will be returning in the Summer most likely so if anyone is going PM me.
EDIT: the pictures are a collection of most other people who went, I didn't bother to upload mine cause it was mostly more of the same