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... hug this little girl with all her might as a final goodbye brought tears to my eyes. I cannot even put into words the pride and joy that I felt at that moment, but I'm so thankful to have witnessed it.
We walked to el camiente one last time for a fish fry. It looked like fish had come straight from the river and into the fryer, and those who had it loved it. I got a special bacon like side dish with beans and rice.
We went back to the hotel to cool off for an ...
... that we made the most of all the time we had.
At the I was introduced to Aline's mad skills in the area of bartering. All of the vendors wanted me to direct the group to shop there wares. We were approached by vendors with hats, jewelry, fresh fruit, massage, cigars, braiding skills, and henna. The kids were not really interested in shopping, but Aline felt like bartering just for fun. This girls a natural, I'm bringing her with me to ...
... 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 ...
... t seem slower at all. But then as you are standing at the side of the road,
waiting for the public transportation to show up and hoping that there will be
at least 4 seats, you realized that everything is run on its own time and in
its own ways. Nothing really runs on a schedule, and if it does, it seems to be
negotiable. For instance, I needed to have some photos developed and asked the
lady at the store what her hours were. She stated 9-6 but then followed it ...
... let Roz borrow his, so I'll try to get some of those photos up soon.
** We had heard from Manny and a few others about an all-inclusive deal in the area, $20 per night per person. I had already been thinking about maybe finding a hotel room for a few nights just to get a bit of a break, and Pete had certainly been thinking the same. At $20 a night with everything included, it seemed almost too good to be true. But lo and behold, ...