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... out every kink and every memory of the morning cockroaches. We
I laid on the beach with Jamie, swam in the clearest ocean water with the kids, and sucked the marrow from our last day.
We left with a happy sleepiness, headed back for a rest.
At 7, we headed back to Cabarete for dinner on the beach at an authentic Italian pizza place called Pomodoro. Dinner took way too long, but we ate giant pizzas and watched the sun set on the beach, so who can ...
... 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 ...
... country is full of friendly gestures.
After dinner at the hotel, the kids enacted the quincianos ceremony. Which is basically a fake wedding ceremony to celebrate her coming of age. Kayleys fathers, Natalie and Annalore, toasted her and helped her choose her court. They danced ( her pretend husband Caleb promises he'll work on perfecting her waltz soon) and celebrated and then we spent hours preparing items for our group for the last day ...
... 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.
... the other side of the traffic and there were no cars. Instead, there were men walking with signs. They were
Dr. Morel is on the Board of Directors for the ILAC program. He is a radiologise who owns his own building that staffs 4 radiologists besides himself and the latest CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound equipment. Each radiologist does his or her own exam and then reads and writes a note. It's pretty amazing how different the job descriptions are here. ...
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