Travel Blogs from Cabarete
... 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 ...
We're getting into the routine here. The teens have been magnificent. I've never done a service trip before, but I cannot imagine one going any better.
For those of you who may be over 17 allow me to explain the entry title. Salty means mad. It's how your skin gets when something ruffles your feathers. It's how you feel when someone leaves a taste in your mouth. If you'd like more info, please see seņor Braun, who has gained a full ...
... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!
Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.
I'm sure it was her most memorable ...
... and tired for most of the day, rightfully so. It is the longest day of the year, after all.
Before dinner, I asked Otto to take us all on a walk along the beach. We are staying in Islabon, the same town where we will be serving in the day school. The poverty is apparent and we are really learning the non commercialized culture of the DR.
In Cabarete the ...
... will be at my wedding one day, and some of them may even be the one's throwing my bachelorette party. I have to give a special thanks to Joe, our resident director. If anyone else would have been in charge of us, this trip wouldn't have been as fun as it was. He was there for me when I was sick, but was also there to burn me when I was being dumb. I can't wait to see where all of these new friendships go, once we're back in the States. I love you ...
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