This is my fourth day in Belize City, Belize and I must say I have experienced a lot. Interacting with the kids and trying to learn a little Kriol from them at our Camp. It is sometimes hard to understand how they talk; however, it is fun to get to experience something so different. I never thought that I would get an opportunity like this; to fly on an airplane for the first time, to go out of the country, and just to get the experience of a lifetime. This trip would be something I will tell my children one day. The heat down here reminds me of how Alabama summers used to feel; hot and a little humid, but manageable. I enjoy the nice breeze that comes through off of the Caribbean Sea.
Today with the kids we did a lot of high active games to get them to work muscles and learn more about what is healthy for their bodies. The majority of the kids are boys and they mostly say they love sports and want to be professional players. So what they did today was the Pacer test, they learned about stamina, they learned some line dances from the states that we do and hey taught us a few of their moves, and also played a computer game that taught them about the food guide pyramid. Then after lunch, we did outside games such as throwing the ball and hitting it; a football(soccer in the states) game and then just talking and learning from the kids. We also separated them into teams so that Todd, Emily, Barbara, and myself got our own group of kids; my team is Team Breanna (classic).
Abraham, who owns the resort we are staying at in Burrell Boom, is extremely nice and helpful. He is very knowledgeable about the land and the different animals that live here, such as the Howler monkeys. The Howler monkeys do exactly what their name says they howl all day and all night long. They came close enough today for us to get a few good shots of them with the camera. Christina, who has been the cook for us this week, always seems to top her previous meal with the next one. They all are really sweet, and down to Earth people and they have made our stay here at the resort a nice and comfortable one. Well there is still so much left to see here and this is only the first week. This weekend we will get to explore Dangriga, which I am excited about. There will be more updates to come from our trip to Belize. By: Breanna Chess