Archive for Mexico

If You Need a Reason to Go….Learn Scuba!

Did you know that Colorado has the highest number of certified divers of all the landlocked states? Do you think they’re using those certifications in mountain lakes? Uh, no, not really. Why then does Colorado have all those divers? Because those people get up and go! If they’re not in the mountains skiing, climbing, hunting snowshoeing or whatever million other things mountain people do, they’re busting off to the warm places for a nice dive. Not far from Mexico, eh? Or any other warm place? Grab a PADI certification and then do whatever you can to make it work for you! www.padi.com

Build a house in Mexico….IN TWO DAYS!

If you’re looking for a way to help others, learn a bunch, and make the most of your time off, try this off-the-beaten-path trip. This group builds houses for very poor families in Juarez, Mexico. They have it down to a science and can throw up a sturdy, warm house in just two days! The family goes from living in a shanty made out of scraps of wood to a small but comfortable home where they can be out fo the wind, cold and dust. It’s an awesome experience with the added bonus of getting some perspective on our blessings. If you are interested, just visit missionsministries.org. This is one of those trips where you will feel like you’ve been away forever even though it’s only been a few days….in a real good way.