I can hardly believe that it's almost November...
Elections are over.
Trying to get warm before sleeping in the airport in Santiago, Chile
2 nights at Casa Teresa in Porto Natales, Chile
Wild horses coming to check us out and drink from the creek
Sunrise from our camp site
Reaching the end of the trail
Filling our water bottles from the lakes, rivers, and creeks
Checking out a glacier
Trekking with no one in sight as far as our eyes could see
Always noticing the small rays of joy
Indoor evening tea before tackling the extreme winds in the camp tent
nature's phenomenal beauty
Hiking and trekking in Patagonia's extremely diverse landscapes
Camping for 5 nights in a row
Living on granola, trail mix, crackers, and Fuch's bread
(salami and tuna for luxury items)
Having all of my thoughts turn into songs
Don't trust anything in Venezuela to go as planned. 4th-6th grade planned a field trip to an insect exhibit. The other teacher and I went to the exhibit to plan the event for our classes, but on the day of the field trip when we arrived with parents and kids, the exhibit had just disappeared. Hmm... so we took the kids to see Valiente (Brave).... T.I.V. (This is Venezuela...)
I finally got my health certificate... Immunizations, OBGYN samples, blood samples, fecal samples, urine samples,... I offered a finger donation, but they said it was not necessary. I'm not sure which was the most interesting:
OBGYN: live video recording of my organs (3-4 hours)
Samples: all given/done at school - community-building activity
Immunizations: wait in line outside to get a number to wait in line inside... waiting room (cement walls and partially outside) of 20 people, when they call your number, go to the table, get pricked and shot up in front of everyone in the waiting room - no bandaid - sit back down. Wait to get your paper stamped. Wait to get your name written in a book. Done, 5 hours later.
Trying to pick pasted dough out of my hair as I type this... We had Fall Festival today. Three students lovingly put me in "jail" where they got to dump water and flour all over me. Hm... time for a new strategy on this predicament... Cheers :)