Holiday Inn Martinsburg
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- Swimming pool
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Friday (day 3) was an amazing day on the road. I tried to meet up with Shannon who will be my room mate in Florida. She recommended a diner just down the road from where I stayed. It was in one of those very old buildings with crooked floors and a tiny ladies washroom.
In hindsight, I am not sure if I went to the right diner or not, but the food was delicious in the one I stopped at. I took the first exit 19 that I came upon which ...
... flying. Kites are even used for fighting! Legend has it that Thailand won a battle by sending children up on very large kites to spy on the enemy. We all made a kite, ran around the room with them and even had a kite fight happen. (All in jest of course.) Then on to lunch. We prepared the lunch ourselves, all traditional Thai foods: vegetable stirfry, spring rolls, coconut sticky rice and a fruit ...
... and the camaraderie was wonderful. Both Road Scholar groups shared their experiences of the day as well as the meal.
The day was finished off with a discussion and game about the factors that contribute to hunger. Stewart had us play some of the games the children had played earlier, but on a grander scale. This was to teach us about world populations and private consumption. We were given seven jars of food and had to identify each one. None of us did very well ...
After the long day before, the morning came a bit too fast for some of us. But we were ready to meet the day, even though it was raining. Our beautiful weather had come to an end, and a cold front was on the way.
We broke into small work groups to tackle the tasks at hand. I went to finish painting shelves under the cover of the maintenance shed/workshop. Rachel and George came to join me. ...
Today is the day Ashley and I have been waiting for!
This evening around 6 pm, we are flying out of Washington and will be landing in Madrid around 8 am (Madrid time). Hopefully we will be able to catch a few hours of sleep on the flight, even though I'm sure we both will be too excited. There is a 6 hour time difference between home and Madrid, but I'm hoping we will be able to adjust quickly.
Ashley and I are ...