Once we wrapped up there, we headed back to the school to pick up supplies for the clinic. At the clinic, we got to meet the chief of the town and have a presentation giving the supplies to the clinic. It was rather humbling seeing a three room clinic setup to serve 10 different villages in the area. Our supplies will help, but it just doesn’t feel like making a dent in the overall need.
After that, it was back to the hotel, where for the first time the entire trip, we had both running water and electricity when we got here. I was so excited, I showered right away, nearly missing a chance to go to the internet café. Once there, I got to chat with Rebekah for most of the 30 minutes we had. It was nice to touch base again, likely the last time for the trip.
We then headed back to the hotel just in time for dinner. It was a fruit buffet once again, pineapple, papaya, mango, oranges, watermelon, avocado and bananas. The mango was just perfect tonight. Then, we also had a cake that had been requested in passing. It was a magnificent looking cake and tasted just as good. It was only when we were half way done with our slices, that we asked how much it cost. We were told it was 200 cedes, or $100. At that point, we all made sure to finish our plates, and will be having some tomorrow as well.
After the cake, we chatted like usual, planning out the next couple of days. The sugar must have gotten to us all, because I had not laughed that hard in a very long time. One joke in particular was from the drive earlier, in which Sarah couldn’t remember the word for smoke, and in turn, made up the phrase fuego fog, aka fire fog, to describe what it was.