Hi Family and Friends,

We just wanted to let everyone know that we are aware of tropical storm (possible hurricane) Chantal heading this way towards the island of Hispanola.  We would like to put your mind at ease, that we are monitoring its progress through the internet and we have the owner of the hotel keeping us in the loop and as well as Manuel from the Red Cross.

The morale of the group is good.  Lucy, Gloria, James and myself are working together to keep the group lively and using humor to offset any uncertainties that the students may have.  Again we are in good spirits, and have spoken with the students and have a plan set to put into motion if the tropical storm increases to a hurricane and does make landfall here in San Juan.

Wish us luck!