Waypoints Defined

The meaningful points along life's way.

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Road Trip to La Esperanza

This is the first post about our trip to visit our World Vision sponsor child. Stay tuned for more tomorrrow.

Monday morning we headed out on the open road towards Siguatepeque with our destination being La Esperanza, a typical town in the highlands of Honduras. I enjoy the sights and sounds and smells of this country (with a few exceptions). The sights included far off vistas of dry hills in the low country since it's dry season, traveling through Watermelon Alley with stand after stand of watermelons large and small, Honey Avenue with bottles of honey sold in front of homes, and Pottery Lane full of vibrant colors. There were also basket stands, fruit stands, hammock stands, and eateries galore.

We enjoyed some four lane highway which takes the anxiety out of having to pass slow moving tractor trailers going uphill with their heavy loads. The road is under construction and our four lane highway would abruptly end in a 2 lane road with no lines, which is more the norm here.

Ever seen this type of horse trailer?

When we arrived in La Esperanza we enjoyed lunch and fellowship with the Boyers who have been working in the area for the past several years.

Boyer's dog named Smooch

Smooch and Cozy
Cozy likes loves to play catch with her blue ball!

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you
are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4 & 5


  1. Can't wait to hear about your visit with the child you sponsor. Did you get to enjoy watermelon? Do you purchase produce by the side of the road or only at market?

  2. We didn't get any watermelon this time, but we definitely do purchase fruit and veggies at road side stands. Prepared food from street vendors is a little iffy though.