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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 ...
... 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. ...
... next car (and that's saying something). She'd negotiate a killer price with the vendors then the rest of the girls would partake in the great prices. Triple win!
One artist/vendor gave me a henna tattoo as a sample, a lovely mariposa. We ran into him afterwards at an ice cream shop and I bought him an ice cream as a thank you. The genuine thanks we both felt for the generosity the other shared held no air of condescension, or awkwardness, ...
... and set a great tone, even if I was still scared to death.
Through this whole process, I have told my kids that we are to be obedient, even when we don't necessarily understand why. That is where faith and trust come in, just like when they are young, we expect them to obey, even when they do not understand why. But even as the words were leaving my mouth, my heart felt like I should somehow have a peace and an understanding if this were truly His ...
... behind us, so we were still regularly surfing and at the end of the day we had done over 140 miles. We were now over one of the deepest parts of the north atlantic, the Puerto Rica trench at over 5miles deep (8km) and heading for the silver bank a shallow area (20m) where humpback whales breed, not wanting to get between a mating couple we gybed away.
19/3 the day started off well and we had a good early sail before the wind started to die, but it also became ...
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