Tonyia and I went on a purely tourist-type adventure with our neighbors on Sunday. Elias, Gladis, Gabriela (oldest girl), Celo (younger girl) and Miguel (boy) were excited to go with us when we asked. We drove about six miles on a rough dirt road into the mountains north of Galeana to see the “Puente de Dios” (Bridge of God).
It is where a mountain stream flows through a solid rock wall, forming a natural bridge over the water. The road actually crosses the creek on top of the rock wall. There is a park at the top just before crossing the bridge that has steps, lots of steps, into one of God’s natural wonders. The kids were thrilled and we all went as far as we could go. There is a nice observation deck where we got a close-up look at the attraction.
Elias, Miguel and Stephen even went a little further to check out some caves inside the natural bridge. It was fun. But the climb back up all those steps was a bit of a challenge for us older folks.
After getting hot on the climb we decided to find where the creek crossed the road to get a little wet. We played a while in the cool water. Elias is a police officer and speaks good English. He has to work a lot and it was a great time for him to get away and for us to get to know them better. It was a fun time for all! Praise the Lord.