February 14, 2016
The Pope is in town. This mighty man of God has caused quite a stirring in Mexico City. El Papa (not to be confused with la papa which is a potato), has received quite a reception. The traffic has been a nightmare however.
As we drove home on Friday afternoon, the city was preparing. Literally there were thousands of policemen lining the freeway home. Had we left any later, we would not have made it. We drove home 3 hours before El Papa landed, but the police had started to line to freeway from early morning. Little did we know that the freeway they were using to transport El Papa would be the same one that got us to and from our office.
Monday morning El Papa flies to another place in Mexico. We have two missionaries flying home that day, just about the same time. We are thinking that we should arrive at the airport around 4:30 AM for the 9 AM flights. On Wednesday, El Papa flies back to the Vatican with his final goodbye to Mexico City. Unfortunately we have 3 missionaries flying home that day also. Airport trips this week should be quite the adventure!
Welcome to Mexico City El Papa!