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Trip Start Feb 27, 2010
25Trip End Mar 11, 2010
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I gave Pedro, the center's organizer, some of the toothbrushes and dental floss that Tera (my sister-in-law) got from the Brodhagen dental office in Green Bay. He was VERY happy to receive them.
I also showed the kids how to say "Wisconsin," which was pretty funny. It's really cool that I'm learning words in Spanish, and that I can teach them words in English
In the morning, I took the bus to the mall with Ananth, Kate and Tommy. Before the mall was open, we stopped at a bakery/cafe called Spoon (thanks, Felice!). I had a cappuccino and a crocante de nuez, which tasted like a scone. I bought a couple things at the mall at a store that reminded me of a TJ Maxx, only it was more organized.
At lunch yesterday, I was the only volunteer at home, so Laura (13) and Marita (mom) sat at the table with me. Usually there isn't enough room for them to sit. I discovered Marita was a teacher for 14 years, before she became a stay-at-home mom. She also has 6 brothers and 6 sisters! She is the same age (46) as my sister Michelle. Laura said kids at school can come home between 11 and 1:30 for lunch. Then, they start school again until 2 - 3:30. I believe they begin school at 7 am.
I really like speaking with her, and all of them. I'm grateful I know even a little Spanish so I can do that
At dinner, I cut up the mango and strawberries I brought on the street the other day. The mango was incredible! It tasted NOTHING like the mangoes I've bought at home. Marita and her son, Diego, were laughing at how I was cutting the mango. :)
Yesterday, I must admit, I threw toilet paper in the toilet a few times, on accident of course, instead of throwing it in the trash. That is a difficult habit to break! Ahhhh, the things we take for granted in the U.S. :)