I'm back from living the vida loca, much to my family's relief. How can I sum up such an amazing adventure?? I'll start by saying it was one of the highlights of my life. If you're reading and wondering what the heck I'm talking about then I'll kindly refer you to the previous post...
|In front of our beautiful hotel in El Fuerte, MX|
My sister, brother, friend, niece and I
The trip was really three trips. Any one of them on their own would have been awesome but together they were the bomb!
1. Medical Clinic in Sinaloa, Mexico
2. Whale Trip in Baja
3. California with Mom
Between the touchiness of my laptop and the blogger upload feature my pictures are quite scattered so we are going to be a little ADD here and jump around in the travelogue..
|After putting in a 13 hour day at the clinic we joined some others in our group to celebrate the festivities in the plaza.|
|Flying over rural Mexico|
|Dana Point Harbor with mom (CA)|
|Pilot and crew. We flew in this Cessna 4-seater plane from So. Cal all the way to Sinaloa, MX--home of the largest drug cartel in Mexico:)|
|Dave and Shannon|
|This is what awaited us when we woke up after spending the night in the clinic--a long line of patients that had come from miles around.|
|In scrubs and ready to get to work. We spent the first night in the clinic in cots. Girls in one room boys in another. 2 bathrooms between us.|
|When I wasn't translating or taking blood pressures I liked to sneak into the podiatry room to see my brother in action. Here he is giving my pre-med niece a lesson in steroid injections.|
|My brother was amazing with all his patients. He made sure all the med students and volunteers had a great experience by letting them assist with a variety of procedures. It is doctor Dave that really made our experience here truly phenomenal.|
|This little girl wanted to take a photo with me. Her name is Ruby and when I had a break she told me all about herself.|