Today, I spent the whole morning with Seidy and her niece, Gloria. We talked about the logistics of the volunteer teachers arriving in two weeks. We brainstormed ideas on getting the community involved in their own social development. Lots of great ideas were shared and many good projects could get started quickly. It's all very exciting. Then Seidy mentioned that she, her husband and Gloria were going to go to a coffee fair (in Spanish it's called la 'feria del café') in Friales, a little town about an hour away. She invited Kevin and I to come along. We accepted the kind invitation and met them in El Empalme and followed them to Friales.
There were all kinds of stalls with food, coffee, arts and crafts, coffee liqueurs (which we sampled and bought a botttle). There was also an orchestra... and folkloric dancers. Here they are showing off their moves. It was very windy and quite chilly, so we had to keep moving.
Then we stumbled upon this outdoor oven, alight with a raging fire... are you kidding me? How did they do it? This is the question of the year. We noticed there is no chimney. Seidy asked on our behalf what the secret is and the young many replied in Spanish: 'you put wood in it and light it.' Nice and simple, I see. Perhaps we should remove our chimney? Seidy said there are two people in Copey who know how to use this type of oven, so she will ask one of them to help us get ours started. I would love it if ours would work!
After about an hour or so, Kevin and I had had enough, we were cold and we had to get back to feed the fish and put our Bettys to bed. We said goodbye to Seidy, Dani and Gloria and headed back home. On our way home, we saw four separate rainbows. They're everywhere! And so beautiful.
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