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... Our last school day started with a pelota tournament. Last year the big sport on campus was basketball. Somehow this year the shift was made to playing baseball. It's hard for me to believe because these kids seem like they've been playing since they've been walking. They are very skilled, and their natural fitness with the ball is amazing to watch. So of the rules in the playing field were different than what were used to: we play on the basketball court, bases are a pile ...
... and rest as we digest). The resting has mostly been playing cards or walking next door to la centro de dulce for snacks. On our first day there the owner invited us behind the counter, and next to the snack food I saw she was prepping a dead chicken on the top of a cardboard box!
After lunch we went back for a quick change then off to the beach, for a bonus excursion.
Sucking up that part of the culture felt so lucky. The kids were such ...
... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!
Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.
I'm sure it was her most memorable ...
... for a sport, and she brought out my competitive and silly side all at once.
Joel, also 10, is an instigator. He's extremely athletic, seeing this kid play baseball is jaw dropping, and quite smart in a too cool for school sort of way.
Charlina is attentive and attractive. She learned how to make friendship bracelets in 10 minutes, and then proceeded to teach me.
Alex, Junior, Otto, Raudy are all natural born ...
... and are "living it up" with the minor amount of money we have and enjoying the local flare. Viva Luperon! If anyone has suggestions we would be grateful for it.
...but, we are living it up. This community has embraced us, we are almost local. Getting deals at every establishment, making friends on an actual friend level, Gringos ask us how long we have lived here, expecting years as the response. Our spanish is ...