|School Children on Parade|
|Parade of School Children|
Rather than only candy in the pinata, we had toys and other treats to mix with a little candy and Elvis bought a large pinata. It was only about $5.00!
|Lily and the Watermelons|
We wanted to finish decorating the clinic before we left, and we picked up spray paint with a plan to have the kids spray paint stencils that Rodolfo had them make yesterday. As it turned out, the job was much messier than we thought it would be and, after having one of the older children give it a try, we decided that Elvis should do the rest.
|Elvis and the Pinata|
|Whacking the Pinata!|
|Another Turn at the Pinata|
There was dancing and music, and even the children in wheelchairs were able to participate. When it was time for us to leave, one of the children was tearful, which was surprising because he was one of the bigger, heftier kids who you wouldn't think would be emotional. There were hugs all around and we promised to TRY to come back.
|Stenciled Sea Creatures on the Clinic Wall|
|Wearing Gas Masks due to Sulfur Vapors|
|Bats - Perfect for Halloween!|
We met for drinks at happy hour and Jay and I went to the Monna Lisa Restaurant for dinner. The others went dancing.
Tomorrow will be our last day in Nicaragua. We will be packing and getting ready for our 4:00 A.M. ride to the airport Sunday morning. I hope to be in a better frame of mind at some point next week, when I can pull my thoughts together and share some reflections of our trip. The experience was one we will never forget!
|A Sad Farewell to Los Pipitos Kids!|