Beauty is never found on the outside, but within. Its hard to walk into a town with an excide look on your face when all you see is a rocky road, the fence made out of rocks piled one on top of another, houses that look like if you were to pull a brick out of it, the whole thing would come crushing down, street dogs, farm animals, and no running water! My family and I arrived to a ranch called El Nino Jesus, outside the glamorous town of Jerez, Zacatecas in Mexico. Know as the city of Magic, Jerez is popular for its beautiful buildings and amazing scenery. But, El Nino Jesus wasn’t as breath taking, as the city. With honor, I’m proud to say that this is where my parents grew up, and where, someday, hope to live with my family.
El Nino Jesus is located in steep hill; some roads are not able to be access by cars because the roads are made out of rocks, which make the roads uneven. With no cars being able to roam the streets, it’s nice and quite, and also safe for the children. At times it would be so quite that when I was to pass by a house, I would be able to hear conversation they were having inside. It’s hard to keep your neighbors ease dropping on your conversation. I would think that this would be problem, but after my stay, I notice that everyone one here was a family. I saw how people were willing to help each other not matter what the case was. In time of rain is when you see the beauty come alive, not only in nature but in the people as well. Since El Nino Jesus is located in a downward hill, when the rain would fall it would cause the street to flow with water. It was an amazing view; I would walk outside in the rain bare foot to feel the stream passing through my toes. This was also a great time, to look for baby turtles. Every time it would rain, the rain would come running down from the mountain bring everything in its path. Turtles love to nest up in the mountain because it’s safe for the little one and they have a better chance of survival. All the children loved when it rain, we would all be outside barefoot looking down at the water, just watching if a baby turtle went by. I remember I got so excided when I found my baby turtle, I always looked forward to the rain when I was their. The rain provided a lot for the people living here, not only did it help their crops grow but it fill stream and outside caves with water. After the rain has ended, we would get all our laundry and some empty gallons of milk, and head up the hill to an outside cave. Here we would wash the clothing; I would have expected the water to be dirty. On the contrary, it was so clean and fresh, that why we would also fill the gallons of milk with water to bring back home and use as drinking water. When thunderstorms hit this it ranch it is so relaxing, the thunder echoes through the town and in some cases you can feel the ground shake in its intensity. The best part of the ranch is going up to the top of the hill, it’s a rough and long road but once you are up there is pays for its self. Being able to see for hundreds of miles at a time is breath taking. Beauty here is not found on the outside but within. Coming to El Nino Jesus was the best thing the ever happen to me. It open my eye to a new side of me the made me appreciate what I have and the beauty within that I didn’t have. Now when I left, I left with a tear in my eye because El Nino Jesus took my breath away!
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