For Carter, it has been a huge blast to be in New Mexico. Today we went to see the Rio Grande River and we even skipped rocks. Mr. Coolidge’s goal was to skip the rock all the way across the river. Finally, with his last stone, he succeeded! His stone skipped across the river at least six times.
While we were at the river, we learned about irrigation. There are lots of steps to turning the water on so that farmers can get their fields irrigated. We got to irrigate someone’s farmland. You see some of that in the pictures. We also saw many different canals. There were catwalks across the canal from which we could take beautiful pictures.
One of our favorite experiences here was making tortillas. We got to squash little round balls of dough and make them into circles with a rolling pin. We then cooked them and ate them. They were so good! With the honey it didn’t taste too good in the beginning, but the aftertaste was delicious!
Yohannes feels that the other night was the best day of trip because we went out to Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico and because it was Christian and Taylor’s birthday. That night we went out for pizza and ice cream. It felt pretty weird to be in a city area because we have been in a place that was not high-tech for almost a week. I think that this will be one my best trips ever!
Christian writes: On this trip I have learned a lot about respect and being polite. I have had so much fun on this service trip but every good time must come to an end. One of the saddest times of this trip was saying goodbye to the kids and our World Leadership teachers. I have made a lot of friendships but I have got contact numbers. One of the funniest times of this trip was when we were putting up our tent. Man! We put that tent up and down so many times. Then we finally got a new tent that was very nice and big, but then the ZIPPER BROKE!
Good bye New Mexico!