Puerto Plata Beach Resort
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John met us today, thanked us for all of our work, and said "today is all about you relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Dominican."
It was exactly what I needed to hear after a terrible start to the morning. Most days, I'm getting only 6 hours of sleep, and am totally fine with that; staying up late sharing life stories with Jamie, waking up early to fit in some yoga on my beach facing balcony.
But this mornings yoga started with a glimpse of a blob ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... I am not sure why I believe that...surely the Bible does not show that as so many people were asked to do things, and never felt that peace. But somehow, I wanted it to be true. I keep remembering a small tidbit of wisdom that I got out of my very first Bible study, Experiencing God. That sometimes the confirmation comes after the obedience. The Red Sea did not part until Moses took the first step into the waters. What a simple concept, and a very, very difficult truth to live ...
... so we put up the big yellow beastie and headed straight for the destination, our next 10 hours we did over 70 miles and arrived in the Dominican republic at 11pm having completed about 390 miles in 65 hours. We moored at Ocean world marina and the navy came onboard immediately, they were very polite and left quickly, we had a few beers and went to sleep,
20/3 I went and checked in, a pleasant and quick operation, the marina then took us in a buggy round ...
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