1. I just found out I got a scholarship to Tulane. I don’t know details, as I am in another country and finding out super important news through friends and family on gmail chat is difficult. But I know it’s for the social work program. I am still waiting to hear about the public health program. But the fact that I currently have no income and am living in another country gives me an edge, I hope.
2. Yesterday, the high was 101 degrees. I am not exaggerating. AND, I spent all day outside watching this huge canoe river race from San Ignacio to Belize City: La Ruta Maya.
We left at 6am to watch the start of the race in San Ignacio, then drove around all day jumping out at different river banks to watch the teams pass. I rode with Ms. Elda (the one who took me to the zoo & the blue hole) and Diana (the one who took me to Xunantunich) because Ms. Elda’s husband and Diana’s father were on the same team.
The start of the race
Ms. Elda & Janeissey (her daughter)
Running across the field and down a hill to the next river bank (fall #1)
Iguana Creek river bank
Our team (again)
I forget the name of this place
A pic of the girls team
After a long day
Our team, at Banana Bank- the finishing point for day one (it’s a 3 day race, and the teams camp here)
Antonia and Inez getting ready for parent night at school
Hot mama & Ricardo