A trip to Mexico

Twelve students from the North Butler Spanish Class enjoyed a trip to Mexico with teacher Wendy Floss and her husband. (Submitted photo.)

Twelve students from Spanish class at North Butler took a week-long trip to Mexico with teacher Wendy Floss July 23 to July 30.

       The group flew into Cancun, spent the first night in Chichen Itza, and the next two nights in Merida, before arriving at their final destination Playa del Carmen, where they spent the remainder of the trip.

     Highlights were visiting Mayan ruins and archeological sites and swimming in cenotes, which are basically spring-fed natural underground pools. Another highlight was snorkeling off the coast of Cozumel.

     In Merida, the group visited an art gallery with huge paintings of area history. In Izamal, they visited the majestic San Antonio de Padua monastery, which was built in 1561 on top of a Mayan temple, the Popul Chac pyramid, out of the stones of the pyramid. Franciscan friars painted the monastery yellow and white, the colors of the Vatican City flag. In more recent times, the people of Izamal decided to paint their city to match—so houses, gas stations, and even the library are yellow and white.

 

Read more in the August 23 edition of the TRIBUNE.