July 28th, 2012....Saturday
We woke up at 7am to be at breakfast by 7:30. There was a good sized continental breakfast there, eggs, bacon, pineapple, etc. Cam had jerky though to be safe because of his allergies, that he brought from the states. After we exchanged our dollars for pesos we headed out shopping because we only had until 9:45. Not all the shops were open, but there were still quite a few. Our favorite one was not though :-( , but we managed. We got gifts for everyone including ourselves. We did a lot of bartering. At 9:45 we headed back to the hotel and we saw Miguel! After hellos and hugs we loaded the mini bus for San Juan. It was a nice drive. We stopped after a couple hours for a bathroom break and Cam had to have a coke. There was a lady sitting in the bathroom handing out toilet paper to everyone. It was a little odd. What if we needed more than she gave us? Back on the bus and another couple of hours we were "home" back in San Juan de la Maguana! Home sweet DR Home! We drove first to Miguels house and picked up lunch, then we headed to our guest house. We ate and then had a little orientation. We had our beloved Banderos (rice and beans). SO exciting! Then Paster Octavio from the church in Huatico came to visit with a couple of his parishioners. They each told us their testimony and how excited they were that we were here. After, I had a really bad headache, so I laid down from about 5-7 when dinner and Kristen came. I brought 2 bags of maternity clothes to Kristen! She was super excited! She is due in November. We ate our meal of carne and arroz, talked a little more, had testimony given by Darwin and Trevor and then it was time to get ready for bed. It was HORRIBLY hot and humid, so I took a shower...a bucket shower with a COCKROACH!!! He's drowned now...I made sure of that! Bed felt WONDERFUL! We have to get up at 6:45 tomorrow for our longest and hardest day!