Flamenco Beach Resort
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... came back to see her in 10 years. We signed shirts, many kids asking for phone numbers and about novios. Rachel got a wonderful note in English calling her a 'better friend,' and a 'person honey' which we all cherished.
Kayley was the last to say goodbye, and had the sweetest hug for Marybella, the 3 year old who easily befriended each of us.
That was my moment. Making the connections with all of the kids this week has been so world changing to me. But watching ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... pink eye so we did not visit. We had lunch at the mall and came back to paint the house of the local pastor, Montilla. It was another first for many. We painted the concrete ceilings and walls. The kids had a great time. The kids went to the baseball field while the sandy, Megan and Angela made lasagna for the ...
... of the coolest parts was seeing a cocoa pod picked right from the tree. Hopefully the picture (credit to Ms. Alex Hall) helps in the description, but after the cocoa pod is opened, there are cocoa beans that are covered in a white coating. The white coating can be eaten and is very sweet. Inside the white part is the cocoa bean (which is very bitter) and is roasted to make chocolate. So we finished our tour and ate dinner with the community.
Day 2: The ...