Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Game day

We got up for breakfast at 7 because we need to get ready for Jacana - games! We started these games at about 8:30. There were a number of different one, kids had numbers taped to their backs and had to try to see the number that was on the other person's back. In another, very fun game, two kids were blindfolded and one tried to feed the other milk and cookies!

After the games, it was time for showers for the school kids. All of the 5th and 6th graders were supposed to take warm showers and get a new tracksuit in return. Thee were eleven 5th graders and it took almost 3 hours for them to get done! We found out later that the water wasn't even hot, as the electric wasn't working! By the time we had lunch and headed back to the rooms to read and rest, Mom had to go back for the 6th grade showers. She finished that at about 4 pm, then she and Dad walked around town while the kids played games in the school courtyard.

At 5, we all hiked up to the lagoon, which was about a mile away. Five or six kids from town saw us heading up there and showed us the way. It was a pretty hike through many fields. The lagoon itself is small...really just a spring that feeds water to a bunch of San Pedro. We realized how hard the irrigation canal project was...they've got a loop beau to go before they'll have water going into the catch basin...and, they have to dig through many folks fields to get there.

At 6:30, we took our Spanish exams - we all passed! Dinner was choclo saltad - another stew type dish with corn, chicken, potato, and veggies served over rice.

After dinner, we headed back for an early bedtime - we have a big day coming up!

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