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... curtain. I saw a giant hissing cockroach. And it was dangling right above my luggage and all of my clothes. I panicked. I tried to distract myself with a book. I tried to go back to sleep (did I really think that was plausible?). I decided to muster up the courage to walk right by the thing and attempt some yoga. But when I pulled the curtain back further, I saw a second roach, scurrying towards my bed. I must have screamed because Jamie was up, and I went running. My plan was ...
... the 70's, I don't feel old because of that. Spending this time with these younger playful and energetic people has revitalized the youth in me. I feel connected to the teachers and the kids in a way that would not have so easily happened at home.
Beyond all of that, we're here for one last day with the neighborhood kids and everyone was feeling a mix of emotions about that. Sadness, accomplishment, happiness, gratefulness for what we do have, and hope. ...
... that and other important teenage vernacular from Aline and his other instructors (#swag, #tagsforlikes, #myB (that may be from the early 90's), #r/t (he doesn't actually understand that one yet))
The heat is quite grueling to us ('you gringos sure drink a lot of water' was over heard), but there's rarely a complaint even while working.
We've been outside or in open air classrooms from 9-3 each day ( with a 2 hour break to walk ...
... water for a bit (which happened mid-shampoo of course), we were packed and headed to the Puerto Plata airport (POP) for our return home. Our stay was quick, but memorable. We definitely got lucky finding our driver (tipped him well, even gave him a beer for the road...). The resort itself was fine, but being able to get out into the real city and deal with real locals made the trip worth it. I returned home sunburned and bug-bitten, but still relaxed and happy.
On the agenda:
Work at Monteya's house in the morning.
Worship with Raphael's church in the afternoon.
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