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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, ...
... local church, we stopped for some lunch at a restaurant recommended by our driver and tour guide. The food was SO much better compared to the resort food. Again, we opted for something typically "Dominican" to eat, but gladly ordered some Coronas with the meal since up to that point the only beer that seemed to be available on the island was Presidente, probably one of the worst cervezas of all time! Overall, the day was incredible. Having our own private tour ...
... We said our thank yous to Michelle and said we'd contact her as we will still be shadowing at these two hospitals in two weeks. We hopped on the guagua going to Licey and got back at about 3pm. After resting a while and not being able to take a nap, we went to the Sirena downtown and I bought my Dominican Republic clothes - a sea foam green shirt for clinic as well as a sundress that I can wear when we go to the beaches! I also bought some chocolate goodies (one ...