Written by: Sister
Elaine Betoncourt, CSJ
morning we awoke to the news that the bus had a flat tire. Fortunately, we were
staying at the University of San Diego, and were able to borrow two vans to get
us to Friendship Park on time. Since the road to the park was narrow and
somewhat rocky in spots we realized that the flat tire was a bit of a blessing.
State Park, our contact, Dan Watman from the Coalition of Friends of Friendship
Park, gave us the history of the building of the secondary wall 120 feet away
from the primary wall between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego. He explained that
about 30 environmental laws were disregarded as Homeland Security ordered the
building of the second wall that extends into the Pacific Ocean. The buffer
zone prevents people from visiting with each other through the wall.