Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Join the Peace Corps, See Miami!

Hi friends and family,
I'm in the airport in Santo Domingo drinking a papaya smoothie and using the free internet. I've had a lot of time to settle in, because we got here at around 4 in the morning only to learn that our flight had been delayed, which meant that we would miss our connecting flight to Tegucigalpa, and as there is only one flight per day, we would be spending yet another night in Miami. A lot to process before 5, but we managed and made it to the gate and have sprawled all over the place.

The group is feeling a little paranoid at this point. Hopefully, American Airlines won't suspend service again, like it did this weekend, and we'll actually make it to Honduras. In the meantime, there are tentative plans for a sushi dinner.

I think everyone is pretty ready to leave the Dominican Republic. Yesterday morning, we said goodbye to our host families. My host dona cooked us a goodbye dinner the night before of moro--rice and kidney beans, ham, tomato and cucumber salad, and mangu--kind of like mashed potatoes, but with mashed green plantains instead. For dessert, we had homemade frozen mango juice.

Ok, well, the flight is boarding now. Hopefully, my next post will be from Honduras. Cross your fingers!


  1. Exciting! Good luck Cara.

    Aunt Amy

  2. I wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying your blog so far. I hope internet is near by your tree house, or whatever you're going to live in. That way your blog can continue, provided your tree house has electricity.