June 12, Friday
What a day!! At 10:00 we arrived at the Cancun City Hall as guest of Mayor Paul Carrillo de Caceres. Our first photo was in the entrance plaza with a statue of Benito Juarez, the first indigenous President of Mexico. When we entered the meeting hall, there was a huge sign welcoming “students from our sister city of Wichita Kansas.” Members of the Cancun Sister City Committee were in attendance. Dr. Smartt gave some introductory remarks, followed by Mayor Carrillo de Caceres. Then Irfan Shah delivered the letter to Mayor Carrillo from our Mayor Jeff Longwell. Photos were taken by the press. Shelby designed a creative pose to close the event.. Visiting City Hall was informative and productive.
Then we were off to see “Jurrasic World.” It opened in Cancun on Thursday so we decided to miss the crowds and go on our off morning on Friday. [photo 14, 15]. Half of the group went to the all-Spanish version and half attended the English with Spanish subtitles. It was scary and fun.
Afterwards, half of the group ate lunch at 100% Natural and the other half went to Labna Restaurant for a Yucatecan buffet. All were happy with their choices and we headed to La Salle University for Spanish conversation class.
The skits were especially funny today. Here is a picture of Irfan, the narrator. Here are pics of Irfan, Haley, Chloe and Ashley, John, Shelby, and Allison, Emma, Ashley, Irfan, and Alyssa.
Today was a fabulous, fun day. Tomorrow it’s off to the beach!!!