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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Family visits for Christmas!

Kimber, Ryan and Van arrived here for Christmas on the 21st and Taylor and Nicole arrived on the 22nd. We were so excited to have them all come to visit! Ryan and Kimber flew into Mexico City on Wednesday, so a little after noon, Ben, Brian, President and I drove our van into the city to pick them up at the airport. First, we went to the wrong terminal because we didn't know they were coming in to the other one, but by the time we got to the arrival area, they had barely gotten through customs. So it worked out pretty well. They had some glitches in their travel plans, but finally made it through with all their children, bags and belongings. By the time we got back into Puebla, it was fairly late so we just headed for the house and got settled.

The next morning we all piled into the big Mission Van and headed to the airport in Puebla to pick up Taylor and Nicole.

While we waited for their plane to land, we watched a soccer game going on next door to the airport.


It was really good to see Taylor again and fun to meet Nicole, finally!

One of the things we wanted to do was to see the Pyramids in Cacaxtla, which is really close to the airport, so we headed over there.














After walking around both of the pyramid sites, we went into town for lunch and some shopping. The cemitas and tacos are amazing and are really inexpensive, so it's one of our favorite places to eat. We parked right outside of this church...

The next day, on Friday, we headed to Tehuecan early to visit the Zoo. It was a good thing that we left early because about half way there we got a flat tire. Another good thing was that we didn't take the freeway, but we were right in the middle of town when it blew, so we were able to get another tire quickly and be on our way. Here they have a tire store about every mile or so, so Robert, Taylor and Ben walked to the store, bought a tire, waited while they put it on the rim then walked it back and put it on the van. We continued on our way till we stopped for gas. After filling the tank, we found out that they didn't take credit cards, so Robert, Ryan and Taylor caught a taxi into town to get some cash to pay for the gas. Four hours after leaving Puebla, we made it to the zoo. But it was worth it... enjoy the pictures!






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