Hello families and friends! It was my pleasure to be today’s Lider del Dia and work with the group through CAP Day #2.

Today we woke up bright and early at 7:00 am, quickly ate a delicious breakfast of fruit, toast, eggs, and oatmeal, and headed straight to Cañada de las Palmas to begin our work on replacing the pipes with the community. We all chose to have a late lunch and work hard from 9:15 to 2:00 digging trenches, connecting pipes, and covering them with dirt with just a small snack and water break in between. Despite some logistical difficulties, all our hard work paid off, and we finished our CAP project with a whole day to spare! A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

At Canada de las Palmas!

A lot of hard work! Every student and every community member was needed for this to be possible.

After lunch with the community, we headed back to the hostel on the bus with everyone’s favorite swole driver Bryan. We were treated to free time and explore time, during which the Glimpsers could rest, buy souvenirs, and chill at the Punta de Nieve Bakery. Our dinner was a unique meal of pizza. Then, we all celebrated the birthday of our very own Zoe with cake and singing.

Alexa using cement to seal the pipes together.

Throughout the day, us Glimpsers were tired, frustrated, and hot, but we ended the day with positive energy and pizza and cake in our stomachs. As I’m writing this, the group is having a great time playing riddle games. Today our group definitely learned the difficulties of hard work and the satisfaction of completing a project. Nothing could’ve been done without the help of the wonderful community and the Glimpsers’ cooperation, positivity, and flexibility.

Four more days before we come home, and we plan to make them the best four days EVER!