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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 ...
... headed to the public school to spend 3 hours painting classrooms. It was hot and exhausting, and tricky to do without water or rags. Once again, however, the kids stepped up with such eagerness, and worked till it was done.
Exhausted, we returned for a simple dinner and a quiet evening. I think I played hearts-- yes, with Adonis. Teaching a new game with lots of rules in another language seemed like 'doing the most' but seņor was able to explain it and we played till lights ...
... 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, ...
... I had been wrestling with my feelings and going to God over and over, that is exactly what I kept thinking. "God, I truly believe that it was your will for us to come. I know my faith is lacking because now I am going back and questioning instead of just hanging on to that knowledge." I am not sure if I felt worse because I was feeling like we really were not 'accomplishing' anything or because I was questioning God's will. This would all make more sense if you knew how much ...
... the water was cool and very refreshing in the heat of the rainforest, and we then took about 40 minutes swimming, jumping and sliding down a range of cataracts through a beautiful gorge, it was invigorating and incredible fun, it would be fantastic to have a good waterproof camera to record it all as it is impossible to describe some of the curled water shoots and slides and the caverns under 100ft cliffs, Awesome. We then had a buffet lunch at the facility and ...
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