Wednesday, August 17, 2005
After a long 24+ hours of traveling (plane to Miami, sleep at Miami airport, take plane to Santo Domingo, take taxi to bus station, wait at bus station for two hours, take bus to Jarabacoa), we finally made it! We're staying at the Chase's house for a few days (a couple that work at jcs and have lived here many years). We visited the place we will be living (we still need a bed and to set up some stuff). I am very excited about it! It is an upper apartment/house and we have a cute balcony and the flat roof of the house next door (we can even put a grill up there!). It is much bigger than I expected with a large kitchen/living room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. It's right next door to a woman who works at jcs that I met last time I was here; we'll be able to talk back and forth from our balconies if we want. It's also close to the good places in town (a gas station where we buy our water, my favorite place to eat, a banana stand, and within 20 minutes walking of the school). So, for now we're taking it easy and I'll be showing Daniel around town at some point today. Thanks for your prayers for safe travelling; we got here without a problem and didn't lose any luggage (although we haven't gone through our bags to make sure it's all there, but I have never had a problem before). God bless!