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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 ...
Today Kayley turned 15, she got to celebrate her quincianos in Latin America.
It's been a hot and work filled day. No surprise there. One thing we did at camp today was paint lucky friendship rocks. We used nail polish that I brought from home, and the kids loved it, painting many for all of their new friends. They made great birthday presents as well-- K will be ...
... minute which was new to me. So I planned this trip at the very last minute, got on the plane and flew to DR.
When I stepped off the plane, I automatically felt at home. From the clean fresh air to the clear blue skies that hit my face as I walked from the plane to the terminal, I felt "I have arrived home". Also with my yellow complexion and mixed look, it was almost like people automatically assumed I was ...
... day. Everything is cheap. We can do whatever we want at any moment. There are several local restaurants to choose from, and about three gringo establishments.
On one of the first days Grady made friends with a stray dog, and coincidentally now the boat is somewhat infested with either bedbugs or lice. Due to our Spanish as a second language status, he named the dog Perro, which means dog, but is somehow witty, we think, maybe. We now only can sleep ...