Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mexican Memories

Blog-tember Day 18: Tell a tale of traveling, a city or country you've been to or a favorite vacation.

Maybe it's because yesterday was Mexico's Independence Day. Maybe it's because I miss speaking Spanish. Lately I've been bit by the travel bug (again), and I have found myself thinking of Mexico so often. For those of you who are newer readers in this little space, it's important for you to know that I lived in Chihuahua, Mexico for two years. I was working as a missionary teacher with an organization called New Tribes Mission. To say I loved it would be an understatement. My roots were planted deep there, and some of the relationships I built up there continue to flourish despite time differences and many miles. I saw some gorgeous sights in my two years, but I also made some wonderful friends who I will carry with me for years to come. Today, I want to share some of my  favorite Mexican adventures. Beware: photo dump ahead!

Main cathedral in downtown Chihuahua

Cerro Grande, the tallest mountain in Chihuahua City.

Sweet babies from the brickyard.

Oh you know, just a Mexican rodeo.

Outskirts of the city on one of my very first adventures.

My very best friends in Chihuahua; we all still talk, and none of us live in Chihuahua anymore!

Tacos al pastor...come to me.

My sweet sister, Rocio. Love and miss her so much.

The desert just after rainy season is gorgeous.

Sunset on my street one evening. Taken from my front gate on Federico Magana Street. 

One of the very first pictures I took in Chiwas, a shot from the upstairs window of the NTM dorm.

This picture cost us 10 pesos because these girls were earning money. :(

Bachiniva, Chihuahua

Guachochi, Chihuahua- visiting our friend Abraham.

100 year old home that was so simple and gorgeous. I can still picture the inside. 

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.- Martin Buber


  1. Absolutely beautiful photos!! I was in Cozumel for my honeymoon and we swam with dolphins =) It was a lot of fun.

    1. Oh, I would LOVE to swim with dolphins! I'm sure that was an incredible experience.

  2. It does my heart good to see these photos of Chih. Even during my 3 months there, I fell in love with the beautiful desert city! I can only imagine the bitter sweet memories it has for you! Lovely post, as always!

    1. Girl, I miss Chiwas so much! Hopefully I'll get down there again sometime soon.

  3. Gorgeous photos, Jessica! It must have been amazing to travel and do a good deed at the same time. I wish I could do the same in the near future. :)

    1. Thank you Veronica! You never know what the Lord will do!



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