We’re Baaaack! -in Shell that is :0) We had a wonderful week at the beach! Although it’s good to be back “home” with hot showers (well sort of hot), sand free, and access to running water throughout the day.
There were 19 children and 19 volunteers that made the trip to the beach. Each volunteer was assigned to one child. This was great for safety in the water as well as wonderful opportunity to give these kids the kind of one-on-one personal attention that they need. It was amazing to see each child thrive as they spent time with their “tia” or “tio” (aunt or uncle). Below are a few photos from the trip. Enjoy!
Breakfast at the guest house in Quito (about a 5 hour drive from Shell- we started the trip at 4:30am).
Having fun with our new friends at the guest house in Quito.
This is the group that made the kids’ dream of a trip to the beach into a reality.
Then back on the bus for another 5 hours to reach the beach house in Same’.
Ivan with “Mr. Luke”
Sara and Marcia
Marley catching some sleep
The view from the top of the beach house.