Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving!

How did we cope without turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie?

Don't worry, we didn't have to. Because we happened to come across ONE frozen turkey in a supermarket in Port-au-Prince. And we became so worried that some wandering American NGO employee was going to take OUR one turkey. So we called the supermarket and asked them to reserve it for us (it took a few minutes to explain that we wanted the whole turkey and not just some deli slices).

Aileen made cranberry sauce and pumpkin cake. Sr. Jean made the turkey, stuffing, and potatoes. Sr. Pat made cranberry bread and pumpkin pie.

I sliced the carrots. (If you know me, you know that's quite the culinary feat.)

Our Thanksgiving Table!

We even had our own Thanksgiving Break. We traveled four hours north to Jean Rabel and visited two other Religious of Jesus and Mary sisters and our friend, Gardyne.

Where we stayed

That's Gardyne! She is a senior in college, studying to be a teacher.
We went to the large Saturday market.
Saw some cute goats.

And lots of American rice.

Along with many people confused as to why American rice is cheaper than their own locally-produced Haitian rice.  I believe this woman is saying, "Silly girl - Free trade!"

And then we saw a stop sign. I made Barak stop the car to get a picture.

We visited the Atlantic ocean and found lots of conch shells on the landfill beach.
But perhaps it was the Haitians who witnessed the most spectacular sight of all. Take a close look at the right side of the picture (hint: she's dressed in blue).

Oh, it's Aileen! She scoped out the perfect place to do her business: in full view of some Haitians down the mountain.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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