Camp Estrella, Day 4

Today was wild, with rain that caused huge waterfalls off the roof of the tent in the courtyard and caused squeals of joy from the kids, all huddled in the middle. First a visit by a dental assistant who talked about dental hygiene.  I had found little kits in the states with a toothbrush, toothpaste and toothbrush holder as a gift for each child. Lots of noise later as they made bracelets and earrings and then little decorated gift boxes in case they wanted to give them to grandmas or mothers.  Looked like most planned to keep them themselves. More dance, selection of whiskers for the dog and cat masks, a delicious lunch where, surprisingly, all of the kids at my table ate their vegetables first!!! Agustin thought he’d over extended himself when he bought two kilos (four pounds) of tortillas, but they all vanished.  Never underestimate the capacity for tortillas of any local!

Once the kids went home, I asked the Mexican counselors to stay to practice a poem I’d written for the parents.  We’re doing a show for them tomorrow, then another show on Saturday for the crowd at Agustin’s restaurant.  The other counselors drifted over to sit around the table with us, Agustin opened a few bottles of wine, and we had a great time trading knowledge of local slang and laughing over Audrey’s hilarious retorts.  I’d repeat them, but you had to be there.  I decided to have a party for all of the counselors, Agustin and the kitchen staff who have been feeding us.  Thursday’s the day and the menu is Mexican!  You’ll probably be invited along as well.

Here are my very few photos from today: Click on them to enlarge and read the captions.

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