Marvin's trip to get the playground equipment is now over. The trip took a little longer than expected. The night he left the truck he took had overheating issues about and hour away from town. The driver insisted on trying to fix it, but after an hour it wasn't looking promising, so Marvin and his translator called a taxi and came back home arriving around 3 a.m. So the next day they found a more reliable truck and they were on their way. It was a bumpy ride, but went well. The next step is installation. We hope to get a picture of the finished product for you here in a couple of weeks.
While we were in the mountains we were able to go rafting. This was our first experience and loved, even the "boring parts", as the kids who were with us called them. The water was freezing so we were thankful for a hot shower afterwards.
Even though we are outside the US we had a great 4th of July BBQ complete with burgers, chips, potato salad, baked bean, watermelon, and yep you guessed it a flag cake. The only differences were the homemade buns and no fireworks.
We were feeling a little patriotic and decided to perpetuate the loud American stereotype so we belted out the national anthem facing the flag cake. I wonder what our neighbors thought?
We concluded the evening by a little competitive game of kickball. We even had a little crowd as the neighborhood boys climbed the fence and became our cheering section. Overall it was a great celebration.