Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Day in Paradise

Fellow workers here have been INCREDIBLY welcoming and hospitable to us. We've been with a different family every day since we've arrived for meals, trips around town, and great fellowship. Today our host family took us to the beach - Paradise Beach. We had a fabulous time!

We traveled on a boat like this one 15 minutes from Davao.

Amy and Michael ride behind our host family

The water was beautifully clear - great for snorkeling. Here's Elise with a couple of friendly children!

We enjoyed some barbecued chicken and rice for lunch. It was served on banana leaves!

Michael made friends with a tree lizard.

Our host family rented a little boat and let Michael join the ride.

Here's the food and banana leaves up close. It was yummy!

The boat ride cost 15 pesos per person - the equivalent of 30 cents.

It was a wonderful break from the busyness of the city, and all our settling in. Thank you guys for a very special day!

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