Saturday, June 7, 2008

Where am I?

I'm not the most regular "blogger" and I'm sure you've noticed.  I try to put up at least one, sometimes two posts per week.  It probably doesn't make up for the infrequency of posts, but I actually think about it several times every week.  

This is one time when I have a very good excuse for not posting this week.  I am on a trip and it doesn't have anything to do with Fuzzy Lops.  I am in the Dominican Republic, volunteering for a medical mission call Somos Amigos.  Today is travel day so I'm in a Marriott in Santiago that is more modern than many hotels in the US, but tomorrow will be a different story.  This is my second Somos Amigos trip and I am really excited to be here again.

This is a beautiful country, green and lush, surrounded by the oceans.  I can see the mountains from my hotel room.  Tomorrow the team will go into the mountains to start work.  As we flew into Santiago this morning, I remembered how the Dominicans all get a bit nervous about landing.  No wonder--the plane was bouncing in the air (I suspect those mountains have something to do with it).  Cricks and squeaks came from the plane which didn't make me terribly confident plus the pilot seemed to be coming in to land way to fast (OK, no I don't have my pilots license, but it seemed fast to me and I think I am a good judge of these things).  When we landed, the Dominicans burst into applause and cheers (even the flight attendants).  The religious, which is basically all of the Dominicans, made the sign of the cross at the same time.  
Whew....we made it.

Check back next week for photos and the rest.