Friday was filled with amazing food and incredible experiences. We prepared and started to paint the second classroom of the Holy Cross School. There was a great satisfaction with working on these classrooms, we were all able to interact with the children there. After work we walked back to Clarissa Falls Resort and had a delicious lunch. Then we went to Maya Chocolate, were we made a chocolate drink with fresh cocoa beans. We first roasted them until the shells started popping off. After that we peeled the extra shell off of the beans. Finally we grinned them into a paste using a clay dish and grinder called a mono and tapa. We ate our chocolate drinks and tried some of the chocolates that were sold. Both were bitter but delicious. After a fun and tiring day, we ate more awesome food and went to sleep.
Hut 9, ( Lilly, Giselle, Caitlin, and Naomi) were greeted this morning by an unwelcome guest, a large black spider crawling on the wall and not the wake up call we were expecting. It was caputured and sent on its way and we moved to a new hut to be extra cautous. We started the day with a pleasant breakfast of eggs, biscuits, and bacon, and travelled to the Mayan Ruins and claimed 140 feet to the top of a tall tower (the view was worth it) We had a lovely lunch of burritos there and we even got refreshing soda. After the ruins, we went to an iguana enclosure where we got to hold and feed the cute “beasts” some of us got scratches, but nothing bad, and we all had a great time. We then visited a market where we got many small treats. Finally, we ended our day out with some ice cream before returning to Clarissa Falls.
I miss you and Iove you so much! - Aine
I miss you Bram and Dad! Love you! - Tess
I love you SO much!!- Naomi
Sophie, we are going to miss you so much while you are in Singapore. You are such a great friend and person and you have to PROMISE you’ll visit us as often as you can. Love you!
- The whole 7th grade Belize team