Hola familia y amigos,

Today was focused on adventure and exploring the amazing attributes the DR has to offer! The day was concentrated on spending time with our friends in a different setting.

We were able to go with Cesar and Maria, a couple from Bahoruco, Barahona, Dominican Republic. The couple focuses on the Larimar a stone that can only be founded in Barahona, DR. When being at the workshop we learned that it was named after the founder’s daughters name, Larissa, and the Spanish word for sea, mar. The stone is claimed to energizer and calm the soul. It is used to create rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. We had the opportunity to see how Cesar makes a necklaces and also shop in the small gift shop located in their own home.

After the workshop, we went to the beach which was exciting for all of us since the water was actually blue and clear. A strange thing for all of us was seeing that there was no sand on the beach but rocks instead. When we first stepped foot in the water we were surprised to find the water warm and see our feet from how clear and beautiful it was.

We are currently preparing for “Living Like A Local” by living with no electricity or running water! So please ask us how the day went when we call on Monday.

To Stephanie’s family, I love you and don’t miss me too much I’ll be home before you know it!

To Leslie’s family, I can’t wait to see you guys at the airport and bring me T-Pumps when you come and pick me up!