Today was a very eventful, fun-filled day.
Halle and I woke up at 7:00 and went on a jog with Hope and Ms. Giles. After breakfast, we all ventured into town where we explored the shops and had lunch. Later, in the afternoon, we conquered the “community walk.” This name is rather misleading, for the community walk actually consists of hiking a small mountain. We all enjoyed reaching the peak, despite the unanticipated amounts of sweat and wheezing that accompanied the journey. I wore my mother’s hiking pants, which proved to be a fatal fashion faux pas, as the sun was rather unforgiving. Although we had so much fun on the hike, we sobered upon hearing that many children in Rukungiri hike the same mountain twice a day to get to school.
Tonight we had a delicious dinner, and now we are writing in our journals and playing cards. I am looking forward to tomorrow. At six tomorrow morning, a group of us are going to milk a cow, and in the afternoon we are going to meet the families of our home stays, which I am so excited about.
The photos show us hiking up the mountain.
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