2 RRUUC group leader working on notes during trip to El Salvador.
3 Everyone was tired on the trip to El Salvador: American Airlines cancelled our flight on the first day — after we stood in an impossibly long line waiting to check in. Told us to come back around 4 a.m. on the day we travelled to be sure and get checked in and given permission to board.
4 Mask off.
5 Students arrive in airport in San Salvador, the capital city.
6 Our bus arrives to take us to Sta. Marta.
7 Loading luggage on top of the bus.
9 Bus driver.
10 Driver and his son.
11 The bus was packed. Wouldn't pass US safety rules. No alternate exit, no aisle! Seats fold down to provide a aisle for loading in the back first. Fold seat back up and fill in next row, etc.
12 Don shoots pics of students.
13 We were happy to have an air conditioned bus with comfortable seats. In prior years, travel was in an old school bus.
14 On the way home — modern road to airport.
15 Vendors along the road to the airport.
16 Vendors at many intersections.
17 Check point.
19 Departure / arrival area.
20 Our plane on the tarmac prior to our departure for home.
21 Waiting for our flight in Miami — some of us had to lay over due to a snafu in immigration the night before. It delayed some of the students so two chaperones stayed behind for the night with those who missed boarding. Most went home on the regular flight but those delayed were split between planes going to Dulles and BWI the next day. Students took it with equanimity.