Friday, March 29, 2013
Now it's complete. My dream home has it all! We put up a "tire" swing this week and it was a huge hit! I think it's more of a belt from a piece of large equipment, but close enough. Suuuuuper fun!
Check it! http://youtu.be/26seeHkXeHw The girl doesn't really get kicked in the face... it's just kind of close.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Nate and I were food buddies and he even shared his tent with me which was super nice seeing as he’d probably have been much more comfortable with more space. As Sean said, “How do the two of you fit in that Dora the Explorer tent?” Before leaving, our friend Sonia made Nate promise he’d look after me because the day before we had seen a newspaper clipping about a boa constrictor that ate a man whole on that side of the country just the week before.
We rested up for the second day which would be climbing to the top of the mountain range before 11am, coming down, and then making our way over hills and through bunches of river crossings. Finishing off through some banana fields before reaching the coast.
The days were long - 30 miles is a long way! - but it felt great to be outside hiking and spending time with good friends. We finished up the hike as the sun was setting and took a 5 minute boat ride to the island of Usuptu where we would be staying for the Guna Independence Celebration. Stay tuned!
It's not too uncommon to talk to a Peace Corps volunteer and they'll tell you about their best friend in service who was some child under the age of 10. For some reason when I came here I had the idea that that wouldn't happen to me. That I would be closer friends with people my own age. I really think I underestimated the awesomeness of 5 year olds. And most of the people my age are the parents of 5 year olds. I have plenty of amazing friends in site that are my age but we just have different priorities. So here I am, proud to admit that my best friends are two young ladies ages 4 and 6. School recently started, one is in 1st grade and the other is in Pre-Kinder, so now I find my mornings surprisingly quiet. I'm sure you've seen quite a few pictures of them, but just in case... ;)
I'm pretty sure they're taller in real life...
They're fun! :)