Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Evening on the beach

While I last wrote you, the kids had "occupied" the several pools here at the resort. When I finally suited up, I found several of them drinking "virgin" tropical drinks, standing at a bar IN the water. Yep, it's that kind of place. After a great spread (again) for dinner, in a huge open-air dining room, the kids spent the greater part of the evening on the beach. We got to see a fantastic sunset over the water. There were beach activities including a dance competition and a bonfire.

Kids played volleyball, frisbee, football, but mostly they gathered in groups and spent time together on the beach.

This morning, after breakfast, we're heading out to another elementary school, followed by a day at a national forest. We will hike a bit and then spend some time on what is reported to be a gorgeous, inviting beach. We're bringing boxed lunches. Today is the day we are likely to see many local animals as well. I, for one, am excited about that.

This evening we'll be hanging out at the hotel again. I'll write again later in the day and try to get some of the kids to send some shout-outs about their day at the park.

Hope you are all enjoying reading this. Ms. Moss has been sharing some of your responses.

12 comments:

  1. Charla Trusheim (Lauren's Mom)February 22, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    Thank you for all the updates, David. Because it is so nice to hear about your wonderful adventures, I thought I would let you all know what going on back in Acton. A light, fluffy inch and half of snow has cleaned up the landscape and we are bundling up for the 13 degree weather as we brave the outdoors. It's hot coco and mittens here. Have a great day in the park!

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  2. Hi David: Thank you so much for giving us updates on a regular basis. With this blog, I feel as if I am travelling with all of you (of course, not physically but spiritually). This is a great way to be connected with the kids. Thanks.

    Jyothi (Meghana's mom)

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  3. Sounds like perfection, I am overjoyed that they are able to have this opportunity and experience! Especially happy for the "down time" they get to share with their pals!

    Lucy's mom

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  4. Thank you so much David for keeping this blog. What a fabulous experience---and your spreading that experience to all of us as well. Tell Julia I love her and miss her.

    Love,

    Julia Migner's mom

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  5. Thanks, David! Please pass on a big Happy 16th Birthday to Mariel today!!!

    Love,
    Mariel's small and big family!

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  6. Thanks David, Keep up the great blogging. Please send our love to Ashley B.
    Maxine Bussell

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  7. Glad to hear that the students of AB are having such a wonderful memorable trip. Tell Megan J. that Mom, Sean and the Ginge miss her and remind her not to feed peanuts to the monkeys. Thank you for the daily updates of beauty and warmth as we freeze back here...but it is sunny.
    Love, Megan J.'s mom

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  8. Hey, Mossy, it's Anya! Could you give Mariel a huge embarrassing birthday hug from me? I'll owe you one. Tell her I love her and to make good choices!
    Thanks :)
    - Anya Ross

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  9. Oops, just realized this isn't Mossy. David, could you relay my message to her? Thank you!
    - Anya Ross

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  10. Sounds like a great trip so far! Please let Jessie know I wish her a very happy 18th birthday. Sending hugs and love.
    Heather Woodring

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  11. Lydia and Ken (KC's parents). It sounds like everyone is having a fabulous time in paradise! So glad for this wonderful opportunity for all of these kids. And thank you so much for this blog. We get to glimpse just a small part of this experience and so grateful for that! We are going to look like the pastey, white cold parents when KC gets home. We'll be so envious of all those great tans that they are bringing home!

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  12. Hi Dave - we love reading these blogs seeing what the group is up to. Tell Ashley Ayoob Mom & Dad send their love from Naples, Florida! We hope you all have a wonderful and safe rest of the trip.
    Sharon & Mitch Ayoob

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