Friday, March 30, 2012

Yummy food and goodbyes!

Hello Friends, and family,

Celia: Last night, the travel group went to “La Cocina de Doña Haydee.” We had a private room for all of us with a traditional Nicaraguan dinner with Chicken, Beef, pork rinds, and rice and beans. The food was all cooked over Nicaraguan“Jack-o-Lanterns.”After the great meal, a guitarist and a dancer performed traditional Nicaraguan song and dances for us. We were up super late, enjoying ourselves.



Shaniyah:Today we went to Chacocente and had a little “field day” and many people fell. As we were eating our lunch we met some friendly dogs who ate half of it. Then some of us watched the little children hit the piñata or played a soccer game with the Chacocente and ANS children. Before we said goodbye to our ANS buddies Logan and her buddy hugged and got claps from everyone, making her blush and laugh. Also Cully had gotten a kiss by an ANS student on the cheek.  Although we had a crazy, super-hot day and some funny moments, we had a enjoyable time at Chacocente.

Alex: Chacocente is a school founded on the principles of taking less fortunate families and putting them in houses and giving their kids a school. The school itself is a great place with a soccer field and a store. The people are friendly and optimistic. We had pull up contests, and a huge football game. We bought melted popsicles and coke as we ran across the field trying to knock the ball loose from ANS. People were so inviting that they took us in the first time we saw them. Both Chacocente and ANS. But in the end we were sad when the new friends we made left and how we won’t be able to see them again at least for a while, but in the end we met some great kids and overall great people, and we’re so thankful for the opportunity.

Indee: We all had a wonderful experience today visiting the students at Chacocente.  Our buddies from ANS also were joining us.  We got to interact with the students there by doing field day like activities.  Some of which include 3 legged races, Wheelbarrow races, and Sack races.  Although we all got pretty dirty we had a great time.  After our games we could either play soccer or watch the little kids beat a poor piñata for the candy inside of it.  

25 comments:

  1. Hi.
    We all likd the pictures and your post. It was really sweet. Evryone is asking me if I miss you. We are watching pingu Friday night. LOVE HOPE

    Great Post tonight. love dada.

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  2. philippa elinor and ryirMarch 30, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Hi eveerybody.
    Sounds like you're having so much fun. We really miss you and can't wait to show you what we have done for our spring break. We can't wait to exchange stories with you. By the way we're confused when do you guys come back? WE MISS YOU.

    <3 Philippa, Elinor, and Ryir.

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    1. HEY YOU GUYS!!! I miss you sooooooo much and wish you were here! I will call you when we get to Houston. All the girls say "Hey" and miss you!

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  3. Okay so listen up we is jello i wants to come!!!!

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    1. Ok no thats ryir who posted that.

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    2. wait no it wasnt ryir

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  4. stop rubbin it in our faces uglies

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  5. I love reading these posts! Cully, keep killing it with the ladies ;).
    Belly, I miss you terribly! It's way too quiet around her without you.

    xoxo

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  6. Hey, Lollers! We miss you, grrrrl! (even Teo!) There's just not enough chaos in the house right now! Sounds like you're all having a tremendous experience. Stay safe & have fun! Xoxo.

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  7. The food looks yummy! Hope you guys are doing well!
    Kai all of your aunties are watching the blog!!
    Love you,
    Mom

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  8. Hello Loganberry, I am really missing you and can't wait to see you and hear your voice. Went to get your report card yesterday and you have all straight A's. Great Job! I am glad to hear you are being your usual sweet self. Have a great time. Love mom

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  9. Hi ahmirah! Mommy is missing you so much, it sounds like this experience is really awesome. I hope u are taking lots of pictures so we can put them in your new photo album especially with your bff Logan. By the way you look so pretty in your dress! The food looks delicious. Love you sweetheart

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  10. What an amazing experience! I am so happy for all of you! Love the pictures and posts! Alexander, I'm so proud of you and loved your comments. Keep up the great work and have fun!! Miss you, bug!
    Love you xoxo
    Mom

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  11. Celia-pie, Belly, Loganberry, Lollers, bug...can't wait to use those. I'm going to have to check the blog and comments every day just to get more of that valuable information. Who is Lollers anyway (Lola)?

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    1. Hey Tr.Rich don't forget about my tinkerbell (Ahmirah) shhhh don't tell her I told you. Mrs. White

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  12. My dear Logan,
    I'm very happy that you all arrived safely and are having a great time: meeting your buddies, acclimating to the climate, experiencing the culture and the food, and enhancing your Spanish. How exciting! Please enjoy every minute of your visit. I miss you.
    With my love,
    MomMom

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  13. Bell! It looks like you are having a great time! Enjoy!

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  14. Hello to all the ICS students & staff, You seem to be enjoying your trip. Glad everyone is having fun. Keep posting the great pictures. I am very impressed that everyone is so active & learning about a new culture. Be safe. ROYALTI, DAD MISSES YOU & YOUR SISTER CRIED WEDNESDAY NITE. She sleeps in your bed until you return.

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  15. Hi Bea! Everytime I come home from work Bingo comes to the door to see if it's you. She sees its me, meows like she's disappointed and I don't see her again until she wants food. We ALL miss you. it looks like you are embracing the experience and trying everything...keep it up! Love you!

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    1. Hey Mommy!!!

      My silly kitty! I got Daddy a present today although we didn't go to the big, big market yet. I am having a really good time. The people here are so nice it's crazy. I know you want to move to a tropical place when you retire in a year or two, and this would be the perfect place. On the lake there were hundreds of little islands with a variety of different houses. WE SAW MONKEYS IN REAL LIFE!!! Oh my goodness... This is so fun. Love you mom, dad, and Bingy.

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    2. Retire...in a year or two? Do you know something I don't know or is that a low blow cuz you think I'm old? You still gotta come home ya know!!! Glad you are enjoying our future place of residence.

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  16. Hey Ahmirah!!! This is Lloya, I am so happy and proud of you, that you were able to take part in such an amazing experience!! I want to hear all about it when you get back. So take lots of pictures and embrace Nicaraguan beauty and it cultural. Luv you always :) :)

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  17. Hi Ahmirah, This is your dad, i hope your have fun and taking advantage of this opportunity. We miss you.....
    Love you,
    Daddy :)

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  18. hello kai its anonymous again.i hope u r having a great time.o.its great here in the 215.

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  19. OMFIZZLE. I'm missing my bffls! :( I'm all (almost) alone. But I'm glad you are havin fun!:-D

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