Laden with shovels, towels and our lunches we walked to the beach area and settled in. The kids got right to work digging holes to mix the hot spring water with the ocean water to reach the perfect jacuzzi temperature. It was a strange sensation experiencing the hot and cold temperatures simultaneously. The sun burned overheard and the hot springs water bubbling up from the sand was scalding enough to burn your feet, but the ocean was cold and the wind coming off the ocean was also chilly.
We spent the afternoon there together and then headed home. After getting out of our beach clothes we headed to a nearby diner for tacos. They were sure delicious! After dinner we returned to the mission and spent the evening together singing praises to God and listening to Diana share a devotional about forgiveness.
Tomorrow morning it would be time for our goodbyes. During our time here El Refugio and all the special people here have secured a place in our hearts so we hope to be able to return again one day!