Can-eo lies in a river valley, literally at the end of the road. It is a breath-taking 45 minute ride through the mountains. Alexie was excited as it was her first time to ride on top of the Jeepney as we traveled. It really is an incredible trip from such a vantage point.
We were all excited about this trip. During our outreach to the Philippines in 2007, we had spent 5 days in Can-eo and really fell in love with the people and the beauty of the area. I visited in January when I hosted another team, but the rest of my family had not been back yet.
Later I headed back to the church to see who was up. Basically it was just my family. When I told them of planting rice, they were all interested and we went back to see if Lucinda would teach us all.
We had a good time learning. Hopefully, Lucinda did not need to follow-up and correct our work. Everybody gave it a try, though some enjoyed the mud much less than others.
It takes your breath away as you get into it, but once you make it in it is not too bad. Alexie was the only one of our girls that actually went under the falls. Everybody else enjoyed wading and playing at the smaller falls just downstream.
We look forward to the opportunity to return to Can-eo. Perhaps we can make it back in November to help harvest the rice field.