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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 ...
... I'm not used to. As a group all 90 of us walked up and down the neighborhood street making as much noise as possible. Banging on plastic bottles, screaming and cheering for our groups, los torros, las tigers, y los lions. When we made it back to the school we had cake, and Francesca came up and used her English Spanish mix to ask me to find the markers so that we could sign each others shirts. That girl is a natural born leader, and I love thinking about what she'd be up to ...
... 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, ...
Stephanie's 21st! We took an early morning guagua into the center of Puerto Plata and then up to the teleférico (cable car) to take us to the summit of Mount Isabel de Torres. After we explored the sights at the top of the mountain and rode back down we caught a motoconcho to the Plaza Independencia (the center plaza ...
... off at 9am and motored out of Luperon with a gentle breeze, we had 130 miles to go to get to the entrance to Providenciales channel on the Caicos bank (an area of 40 miles by 10 miles with depths of between 8 and 12ft water with lots of coral heads and reefs- you can only navigate in sunlight so you can spot the coral outcrops) in the Turks and Caicos islands, the wind kept increasing and the waves kept getting higher, we had to keep reefing to stop ourselves arriving in the dark, ...
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