|Aunt Pam with the boys|
|On the raft at the beach (we were on a small cove)|
Left to right: Will, Gavin holding Marcie, a laughing Seth, Aunt Pam, David standing, Isaac mostly submerged by the ladder, and Papa swimming out to the raft.
Life has been hectic but super fun. We've really packed in the PNG-specific activities. My dad, the kids and I have forded a shallow river twice, crossed a three-log bridge twice, gone on a bit of a hike through the jungle, headed up the mountain on the rutted roads to local villages, visited a fabulous local coffee plantation owned by our friends (I used to do HIV and general health workshops there and at the plantation school), and made the crazy trip to Madang on the north coast and back. All these activities are in reverse order as I go back in my memory.
|Looking at "parchment" coffee beans. That's my mom, my dad and me with our friend.|
(Drink Colbran Coffeelands' coffee if you can find it! It's awesome!)
|Shopping with my dear mother at the largest store near us (about 10 minutes away). Not bad, eh? |
Way better selection than we had near us when I was growing up in Colombia!
|Getting ice cream at the store with Grandpadad and Jason (Isaac's best friend and a surrogate member of our family)|
From top left: Gracie, Seth, Will on second step, David and Marcie on first step.
My dad's glow-sticks really helped make the celebration last night, as did some floating Chinese lanterns and a couple of flares. The quints and Isaac had a blast! Alas, no pictures.
I'll be back . . .