Hello friends and family! Today was CAP Day 3, the day we finally finished our project.
Our morning started off as usual: we woke up at 7 AM, then we ate breakfast. After, we were on our way to Santa Cruz to complete the CAP. On our way there, we picked up some flowers and extra supplies needed for the garden. When we got there, we got straight to work starting with the scrubbing of the floors, while the paint team was finishing the walls. We added more to the mural and more lines to our basketball court.
We proceeded to have lunch, which was rice, meat and potatoes, and tortillas (yum yum), along with tamarind juice and chia seeds (in a bag, of course)! After lunch, we were surprised with a very gracious, heart-warming thank you from the director as well as the teachers from Santa Cruz. They invited us into a classroom where they offered us some super good bread that they made just for Global Glimpse because they weren’t able to make enchiladas in time. We appreciated the bread oh so very much! Two children from Santa Cruz gave us a traditional dance to show their gratitude for our hard work and contribution to the beautifying of their school (which was last painted 16 years ago).
After realizing we only had THREE hours left to complete everything, everyone got back to working on the walls, the mural, and the court. While we were working, we got to get to know some of the children. A plethora of little girls and boys came out randomly to hug some of the Glimpsers, while some of the children went off to play baseball in their own creative ways. As people were working hard, it started to inconveniently rain like it did yesterday, at the same time too! It was difficult because there was mud everywhere, the water was coming into the paint, and the walls were becoming wet so it was challenging to apply color on them.
As the rain cleared up and our project was finally coming to an end, coach and the group of glimpsers helped build the garden, gettin’ down and dirty (seriously). While they were doing that, a bunch of us were cleaning up, putting all the stuff away, and wiping all the paint off our bodies. After we were done cleaning up and finished with the garden, we admired the hard work quickly because we had to get back and get ready for English tutoring.
When we got back to the hostel, everyone showered and had dinner. We then went to our second to last day of English tutoring. The rest of the day proceeded with our usual nightly reflection of the CAP and now… we’re here!
Thank you for reading! Heh…he
PS: Home in three days! Can’t believe it! Miss you all <3
Hi all, sounds like a lot of hard work and by the picture of the building you’re doing a good job painting!!
Hey Kayla, can’t for your return on Sunday!! The Giants are in 1st place by 2 games. Matt Duffy got traded for pitcher Matt Moore and tonight we’ll watch the 1st game of the series against the Nationals. Love you, Mom & Dad
Hey Glimpsers, so proud of all the hard work you guys are doing over there, keep it up!
Hi Ate Chantal, I miss you so much and I’m so excited on your return back home with all the crazy stories you have to share with me! I love you so much and I can NOT wait to give a warm hug at the airport, enjoy the rest of your time in Nicaragua and see you Sunday!! Love, Ally
You did it! YAY!
The wall and mural are terrific…congrats, Glimpsers!
What a whilrwind effort and you were all up for it.
The blogs have been “delicious” in every way…we feel like we’ve been right there with you guys eating, working, tutoring, and just taking it all in.
What are we gonna do each afternoon with no blogs to read?!
Just keep enjoying it all. Can’t wait to see you Zanna–the stories you have to tell.
Hugs to all–We love you Suzanna.
PS HA!!! We beat you to the blog today , Caroline!!!! 🙂
These pictures are so great! Question: do you guys use paintbrushes? Because it sure looks like you use your hands based on the paint/skin ratio I’m seeing 🙂 The mural is so sweet I absolutely love it. Love the little girl who got in on that hug (with the Disney backpack). Zanna it was so good to talk to you, hope the talent show is fun tonight. I keep saying it but I am so proud of all of you, you are working harder than I think I have ever worked!! The school looks so good. Very excited you will all be home soon, I can’t wait to hear all the stories.
Well I see the trip is coming to an exciting conclusion. Good to see, injuries aside (Justene), that the mural is done. Wondering now if other glimpsers attempt to freak their parents out when they call? Lol! (Justene!) At any rate I suppose we POSSIBLY? MAYBE? could see to it the requested meal of choice (BURRITO? REALLY JUSTENE?)could be provided on arrival. (should feed you STROGANOFF, or anything ALFREDO). SEE YA’LL AT THE AIRPORT! We’ll do our best to be LATE! Love ya, Justene! Lynn, Mom, (and the peasant)
We are so proud of every single one of you guys! We are sure these has been a great and rewarding experience for all of you…it feels good to serve, right?!!
The mural looks pretty, the court looks great! I love the two little girls with their traditional clothing…que chulada! ???
Javi…I wonder what are you pointing at?! ??
Blessings and See you soon!
Mama y papa
Nice work everyone! Julia I see now what you meant about getting paint all over you. So super proud of you and all your fellow glimpsers. Awesome job. Enjoy these last days together and I can’t wait to see you at the airport. I’ll try not to cry!! Travel safe and we’ll see you soon.
muchos abrazos y besos!
I’m so happy and proud of you all! Thank you so much for your detailed blogs I’ve really enjoyed them. I can’t wait to see your smiling faces!
Sydney’s Mom, love you sweetie!