Cholena and Gabby left for America today. Their plane left at 6:15 p.m. We drove them around instead of taking the ferry across the bay. We got to the airport and hour and a half early so we went down to the beach. The beach this time of year is nasty. There is so much rain that the trash is washed down the mountains and out of the ditches into the ocean. Then the ocean tide brings it all up on the beach. Needless to say, it stinks and looks awful. But they were able to put their feet in on this side of the Atlantic. I had no desire to walk thru the garbage to get to the ocean so I stayed off the beach. Three young men in their early 20's came walking down the lane towards me. They stopped about 30 yards from me where there was a puddle in the lane. They took off all their clothes except their underwear and bathed themselves in that dirty puddle. Then they all drank from that puddle before washing their clothes in the same puddle. Clean water is a serious issue in this country. That is why Don and I are here - to bring relief to as many people as possible. Cholena and Gabby came back with sea shells and handed me one that had a live mussel in it. I dropped it into the cup holder in the back door behind the driver and promptly forgot it.
We received several texts from Cholena keeping us informed of where they are. We
wish them a safe journey!