Today was a great trip south. Our flight out of SFO was delayed about 1 hour. After landing in San Diego we grabbed lunch and then headed south.
We drove across the border into Mexico. The immediate change driving across the border can be a little disorienting as everything changes so fast, houses, roads, people. You are able to see the skyline of San Diego through the border walls dividing our countries.
As we drove into Tijuana Playas the beach was alive with people, music, and the smell of some good food. We spent time talking about the human impact of the wall, divided families, deported veterans, and other important issues. All to consider life from a different perspective. Students had hot churros, ice cream and even some bought a few bracelets. While we were there a mariachi band came by and started paying. It is quite the perspective to see a community so close to the colorfully painted border wall, essential to have a party right next to it. It’s not that they like the division, but in some ways, they have embraced it. It’s almost hard to explain.
After some time there we drove south to the orphanage in time to watch the sunset over the mountain.
Tomorrow we will get a tour of the orphanage before heading off to our worksites for the day.
There are a few pictures on the google slides.