Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We are officially Peace Corps Volunteers!!! We swore in Friday in the U.S. Embassy, and Saturday we left at 4:00 am to go our site for two years!! After dropping off a fellow volunteer along the way, we arrived at about 11:00am to our house. We are living with a christian family that has 2 parents, 3 girls, and 1 boy. The girls are 14, 11, and 3. The boy is 17. So we haven't got to see much of the town yet, but we walked around a little bit yesterday. We found a hotel that has free wireless internet and more americanized food, we found a canning store that has canned goods, popsicles and homemade wine, we found a couple grocery stores that have black pepper and cream cheese! (I thought I wasn't going to be able to find these in Honduras), we found our office where we're going to be working, and a museum, and a central park which is being remodeled. We still haven't gone to the market or the hot springs, but I'm sure we'll do that sooner than later. Our sisters are really sweet, and the dad loves to watch football so bert is super happy, and the son plays football, so I bet Bert will go play with him today. We also have two dogs here, Coco and Monet. The house is newish so its still partly under construction. The floors and walls are concrete. I think the dad said they would be putting tile on soon. We have a new bathroom in our room which is awesome. SOO it looks like we are going to have a great time here. Oh yeah we got pictures with the US ambassador and there was an article in the newspaper about us peace corps volunteers!