We have been told these temperatures are unusual for this area.
The haze sitting on the mountains tells the story.
Working in this type of heat and humidity requires pacing ourselves and drinking plenty of water.
We are now seeing camping daily departures and arrivals here at the campground. This is different than it has been.
Up to now it was quiet during the week with people arriving on Friday and leaving on Sunday.
I like it better this way.
Since we have been here we have made some new friends.
There have been two local families that come here to camp that we have really hit it off with. When we leave we will really miss them! A lot!
Then there are two families that are not local to the area that we have likewise really connected with.
One family is from Ireland and is currently living in the Boston area.
The other family is from Holland and currently live in Houston.
The family from Holland departed this morning. We so much wanted to spend more time with them. Unfortunately our schedules didn't allow that.
We did share contact information and will stay in touch.
It is impossible to state how special we found them to be. They are the kind of people we would like to be around much more.
We shared world views, opinions on life, and laughed a lot! Our time with them was very refreshing and uplifting.
We feel so blessed to have met them. We fully plan on seeing them again.
The other family is still here and we will be spending more time with them. I will say this...it has been a while since I laughed as hard as I did when we spent a few hours together the other night. A true joy to be around this family!
As I have written before the personal interactions are proving to be very moving and the most powerful of the experiences so far.
We are finding the full time experience to be rich in learning opportunities and cultural education.
There are so many opportunities available to us to enrich our lives that it would be easy to just pass over them.
There are nights we are so tired we don't feel like visiting sometimes.
What we have found however is that the reward of taking the time to get to meet these extraordinary people is to expand our horizons and to find a huge element of why we did all of this in the first place.
Oh what an adventure this is!
Ken and Nanette