Out of all of our children, Gabe has the most friends in the village. He loves to play soccer with some of the younger guys, he works with several of the older guys on campus when he has a chance, and he just loves being out and chatting with people. Seeing our children develop relationships with people of different ages and different cultures has been a blessing. Many of our Haitian friends claim that Gabe is part Haitian. We made a list of who he wanted to invite and including our family, the list held 20 people. As we drove off to the beach yesterday, there were 39 people in the truck….and we had told some people that we couldn't take them.
As we assessed how many people we had and that the beach we were headed to was quite far, we decided to make a different plan. Two friends suggested a beach that was closer so we headed there instead. We stopped for rice and beans for everyone at a little stand on the side of the road. I am guessing the vendor was surprised at how much business she would do by 10:30 am! One more stop for water and we were headed to the beach.
When we arrived we were a little taken aback by all of the garbage on the beach. We had seen this before, but it was quite a bit worse than any place we had gone to swim. This particular beach also has black sand, so it looks a lot like dirt and not very clean. We checked out the water, though, and it was quite clean so we decided to make the best of it.
These three beauties played together all day and had a great time.
What?? A cow doesn't just walk through while you are tanning at the beach?
Trying to catch a few crabs.
Getting loaded up after a fun filled day.
"Papito, get in the truck! We are waiting for you!"