January 8, 2012

The Weekend

Burlington HANDS Team:

Yesterday we got to sleep in, til 8 o clock!! We headed to Santo Domingo for a bit of shopping in a touristy market - where salespeople follow you around hoping to sell something. We all found a few things to take home as souvenirs and tried our hand at bartering.

We then headed to the beach, which was nice for about half an hour before the rain came and drenched us! But the water was beautiful and the jellyfish plentiful (not poisonous...just small and ...jello-ish...). We wandered along the shore for a bit too, and saw all the restaurants and shops backing onto the beach. We also discovered how persistant all the salepeople are along the beach, offering towels, massages, pedicures, jewelery, and much much more! But after the rains came, the drains carried a lot of very dirty water into the ocean, which was a tad gross. So we left, and had a relaxing evening at the mission center.

Today we experienced our first Dominican church service, which was very interesting and enthusiastic, to say the least. But we enjoyed it, although it would have been much nicer if we had understood the language! ...incentive to learn Spanish for next time, I guess! We had a nice, sunny afternoon playing soccer and reading, and that about brings us up to tonight!

No other news of great importance, so until next time!!

--the team

Comments:

Harold and Erika
Jan 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

Keeping the team in our prayers daily. We enjoy reading the blog and seeing just a glimmer of some of your experiences in DR. Wishing you good final days on your mission trip and safe travels home.

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