"Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive...then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
Howard Thurman

Sunday, September 5, 2010


What a great Sunday!  We met some friends in the mountains above Port au Prince for a hike.  It is tough footing on many of the steep hills, but it's a great workout and the scenery is beautiful.  The vegetation is so lush and thick that there are places you can hear people nearby but can't see them.  We hiked down to a waterfall and then followed inside the river bank then up another path.  We passed areas planted with corn, cabbage, hot peppers, bananas, and flowers which of course meant we we're walking through and past the homes of the farmers and their families.

We started and ended at a place called The Lodge which is a small hotel with a restaurant and bar.  Our friends had spent the night and several others that hadn't joined the hike joined us for a card game and a Coke outside in the cool mountain air.   

The ride down the mountain was like the last time we were there - a torrential downpour which turns the road into a raging river.  It is crazy!  We tried to capture it with our camera but it didn't work very well.  Just imagine a river overflowing its banks and vehicles driving through it. 

The street as seen from the car window

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