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Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... we headed to Laguna Gri Gri, for a boat ride through a lagoon and into a Caribbean cove. We saw lush tropical wildlife, swam up to a cave, fed some fish. I felt like a mermaid. I'm not sure what else to say about that. We just jumped off the side of the boat and swam in the crystal clear water surrounded by immense beauty.
We arrived at la Playa Grande, and had lunch on the beach. The coconut drinks were delicious, and the beach was nothing short of postcard ...
... 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 ...
... because I do it.
Yes, I may be willing to share my proverbial 'markers', the things in my life that I don't ascribe a whole lot of worth to. But when it comes to those things that I value, my tendency is often to hold tight, even if I may have more than I need at the time. This fact became crystal clear to me the other night. The kids and I had gone back to visit Michelle and Amanda, the
two long term volunteers who we roomed with during our first week of ...
... 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 ...
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