When the Wind Blows...the Mighty Rushing Wind
6 hours ago
|Papaya tree outside our window at orientation. |
I just love seeing all of this "new to me" vegetation...everywhere!
(Just wait til I post pics from our yard here!)
|Here piggy piggy! We had LOTS of pigs in our village. |
And they were loud...and dirty...and fought with the dogs in the middle of the night...
and I might give up bacon for awhile after living so close to them.
|D went to school on day with Gerry!|
|Jason walking down the road with our language teacher at orientation.|
He made me laugh...once I understood him!
|Jason sliding down a waterfall on one of our hikes.|
(Yes, I did it too!)
The water was FREEZING!!!!
|FOUND! 4 perfect sand dollars during one of our weekly swim times at orientation.|
|I know, I know...someone pictured above probably won't approve of me posting this pic, |
but.... I have to show how involved we got during our village time :)
We were invited to another village for one afternoon and they greeted us so warmly!
We took part in a traditional singsing and,
as you can tell, even dressed the part!
The women gave me the grass skirt at the end of our day there.
|Not everyone was so thrilled about the face paint that comes from the inside of a flower pod.|
|Jason learning how coconut oil is made. |
Here our waspapa is scraping the inside of a coconut.
|This is what happens when you teach a 7 year old how to take self portraits|
of himself with your camera!
One of many I now have of Gerry :)
|Jason learning how to make a mat out of a coconut leave.|
(We brought the mats to Uka with us!)
|Mal with her coconut leave bag. So cute!|
|Typical mode of transportation. |
A hino truck with benches...imagine sitting next to 30 of your closest friends!
It was crowded but got the job done.