Our plans had involved a trip to Puerto to see a kind of battle of the bands at the high school there and we were then going to stay in town overnight. Then Saturday, today, we were going to go to San Jose for a picnic to welcome the newest group of Peace Corps Trainees. But, as I mentioned, weather happens. In this case it was rain, and lots of it. The government declared a national emergency and as a result volunteers received calls from our Safety and Security Officer letting us know that we were not allowed to leave our sites between Friday and Monday.
There have been some parts of the country that have received four days of rain and as a result are severely flooded. There have been landslides and floods, and as a result a lot of infrastructural damage. In our hot little banana fields we have fortunately been spared an overabundance of rain and have happily settled into a change of plans.
|David rolling big numbers.|
|Luis trying to decide if he should keep rolling|
|Learning with Dominoes|
Other adventures that we were privy to as a result of not being able to go into San Jose today included seeing baby chicks make their way out of their shells, watching Maria and the boys harvest yucca, and painting with one of the girls from kinder while her mom helped Maria out around the house this morning.
|Maria with Yucca|
|David with Yucca (he almost fell over when the soil finally gave way!)|
|Liseth, La Artista|
It has been an unexpected weekend, but maybe that has made it even better!