Dia de Los Chicken Bus

We woke up pretty early yesterday morning (about 5am) to head to the Trash Dump School in Gautemala City.  The team had prepared sandwiches, cakes, and juice boxes to give to the kids and we were on our way.  We went through several towns that morning, all covered in fog and scattered with locals heading to thier designated locations.  Covered with hills, the guys riding their bikes were barely down at full speed.  “Those guys are legit!”  Well, I think it was the third guy, we came around a turn and he was ahead of us flying down this hill and at the bottom of it was a chicken bus.  The chicken bus was stretched across the entire road because it was trying to make a hard left turn.  Someone said, “Look a this guy! He better stop of he is going to crash into the chicken bus.  That would not be good.”  Everyone laughed and then all of a sudden we realized that our brakes went out.  Just that fast we were slamming into the front tire of the chicken bus at 30 mph.  I was just behind the front seat and I saw the van hit the front tire and then all of a sudden I was flying with my face into the front seat of the van.  Everyone ended up flying into the seats in front of them, as the van did not have any seat belts.  Me and Michael got the brunt of it since instead of hitting the people in front of us we hit the protruding floor and the drivers and passengers seat. ...