Cancun and La Salle University

The first day for the EL PUENTE (The Bridge) study abroad group was memorable. We began with a City Tour which included Market 28 for a peak at Mexican artesanias, followed by a visit to the Keeper of the Plains in Cancun, Mexico. This statue is miniature copy of the famously – tall one in Wichita. It was given to our sister city, Cancun, in 1975.

Keeper of the Plains Cancun
Keeper of the Plains Cancun
Keeper of the Plains Cancun
Keeper of the Plains Cancun

Next we went to Mirador Beach where many of us saw the sparkling Caribbean for the first time. Some got pretty wet because they wandered out too far an a big wave splashed them. It was super fun!

Mirador Beach
Mirador Beach
Mirador Beach
Mirador Beach

Then on to meet the top administration of our new university, La Salle University. We were met y Rector Dr. Fernando Mainou and Vice Rector Efrain Calderon. [photo 6] We sang happy birthday to Dr.Smartt and enjoyed sandwiches, drinks, and a “cajeta” cake!

La Salle University
La Salle University

We returned to our homes for a good supper and a good night’s sleep.