Week Nine

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

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Ms. Elda & Janeissey (her daughter)

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Running across the field and down a hill to the next river bank (fall #1)

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The fam

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Our team

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Iguana Creek river bank

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Our team (again)

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I forget the name of this place

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A pic of the girls team

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After a long day

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Our team, at Banana Bank- the finishing point for day one (it’s a 3 day race, and the teams camp here)

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(cute)

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Antonia and Inez getting ready for parent night at school

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Hot mama & Ricardo

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3 thoughts on “Week Nine”

  1. That looks like a fun day by the river. I gotta say I am jealous of your time down there. Congrats on the scholarship to Tulane!

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  2. Hey Congrats Brooke!!!! 101 degrees? Tell Antonia she is the only thing hotter than that. :) A 3 day race? Looks like fun! Ok, I just have to say this. I have been on that bridge in Hugo’s van and frankly there is no way I would stand on it with all those people!!! Can’t believe it has been 9 wks. You continue to bless us with your blog. Love ya!

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