Thursday, April 28th

"Turn the trip into a journey" - my quote of the day

 Arriving back in port at 7:00am

Arriving back in port at 7:00am

This morning mom decided to do the water filter program so she left at 7:30 with Marianne.  I kept an eye on her from the balcony. 

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I decided to check out the pool at Amber Cove because that's how selfless I am🙄.

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I rented an umbrella for the day - price was $8.  Well worth it for me. 

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I took one of the bike taxis back to the ship around noon. They work for tips.

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Around 1:30 I headed to the bus port for my next impact activity - Community English.  Around 1:55 we left the port and I found out we were going to the same village as yesterday.   

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After about 25 minutes we left the paved road. 

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We arrived to an enthusiastic greeting from about 10 women. 

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There were 4 groups.  My group had 4 travelers and 2 ladies -Maria and Arianna who are sisters.

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We all went to Maria's house which was across the street and we were joined by Clara and Maria's daughter and son.

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Today's lesson was numbers so we reviewed the previous lessons: How are you? and the Alphabet and then worked with number flashcards.  Time flew by. 

 Clara and Rosa

Clara and Rosa

 Arianna knew the word "selfie"

Arianna knew the word "selfie"

   Ariana is 18 years old. She comes twice a week from Puerta Plata in order to learn English.  She was so much fun to be with.

  Ariana is 18 years old. She comes twice a week from Puerta Plata in order to learn English.  She was so much fun to be with.

When it was time to go, there were lots of hugs and some tears.  It's incredible how quickly bonds were made.   Truly beautiful. 

Time to take the long ride home😢

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 Main highway through town

Main highway through town

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More about the Water Filter program later.