As always, having a chance to drive anywhere in Haiti and see some of the homes, streets, and general scenes of life is an eye-opening experience. Today was no exception. A lot of the guys noted a guy on the roof of the gas station we filled up at armed with a gun - apparently they have a strong policy about paying for the gas you get... We had a tire leaking air and had to stop at one of the roadside garages or stands - it was basically a pile of tires with a small hut behind, and a number of Haitians standing around. It was a little intimidating, especially for those of the men sitting in the back of the trucks and attracting a LOT of looks. The trip was pretty smooth overall (though dusty, and it put what we complain about as potholes back home in a whole new kind of context!). Brian Bowers is certain that Gerry managed to hit every single pothole while he had his turn in the back during the drive home though!
And here are two out of three of Karen`s Chia Pets:
Dominoes is one of our main night-time activities:
Peter hard at work:
Our main sleeping area:
Germaine, one of the mission support staff, with Dieunel:
Gerry and Vladimy during morning devotions:
Karen and Dieunel during devotions: