Travel Tips and Green Living

Shoe glue and forest fires

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Thursday was a whirlwind for the senses. Megan, Mia, Stephen, Alex and I drove downtown to visit the old Micah House, where all of the boys lived until around December. It is cramped, worn, in a rough neighborhood. It's the kind of dirty that can't really be cleaned—it comes off of the walls, in the cracks, from the sky. There was no hot water. And it was in such close quarters that tempers could escalate—there was no space to play, no space to be one-on-one with the boys. 

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The Bee Gees in the Valley of the Angels

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It was another hot day Wednesday, with a high of 88. It's supposed to be the rainy season here, but they haven't had rain for more than a month, so there are intermittent power outages (the electricity is hydroelectric), and it's dusty. 

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Landing in Tegucigalpa, Murder Capital of the World

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We made it to Honduras safely…though we almost didn't make it at all. Delays at the Indianapolis airport made us late for our flight in Houston; I sprinted through the airport like a running back on Super Bowl Sunday, dragging our carry-on luggage (which I had to wait for because of course they made us stow it). Mia held the plane at the other end. The airline attendants were in a foul mood about the whole thing until they saw the sweat streaming off me. 

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