Friday, June 23, 2006

School´s out Forever...

Today we celebrated the last day of class with an intriguing game of Scrabble and a free cuba libre. Scrabble in Spanish is extremely difficult, but we played in pairs. Really, I should say that the teachers played against each other while we students watched and cheered. I really wasn´t much help. Towards the end of the week, especially in the afternoon, everyone gets tired of studying and tries to find ways to avoid it. Yesterday several students and teachers gathered around a plant in the garden to watch a flower bloom. Seriously. These flowers are, apparently, like the morning glory in that they only last one day. They are all twisted up in a bundle and all of a sudden they spring forth into a full flower. It was actually pretty interesting, but I sat there leerily, wondering if the teachers were trying to play a trick on us.
So what now, you ask. Well, Cory and I are going to say our goodbyes to the house family on Sunday and spend our last few days in a hotel. Our travelling plans fell through, but we thought we´d enjoy a place with some consistant hot water for a few days. We´re going to see the remaining sights of Antigua, and eat in all the restaurants that we have been passing by and gazing in longingly. I´m pretty sad that the trip is almost over, but we are getting excited about coming home. So please post your party plans in the comments section, and Cory and I will be attending whichever party seems the most appealing.

2 comments:

javanated said...

Hot water sounds good. A free cuba libre (although perhaps redundant?) sounds even better. The Irwins South have enlightened us as to the wonders of this local favorite and have warned us that a t-shirt might ensue upon your arrival.

Anonymous said...

I know yall will really enjoy these last free days. Thanks for taking us on the trip with you, we have enjoyed it and while we havent learned as much as you, we learned quite a bit. I will pray for a safe flight, cant wait to hear "everything". love Sandi