Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Friday, December 30, 2016

Haiti 5 - streets

I took several pictures from inside the truck on various trips outside the compound.  While most of the group rode in the back of the truck, my old bones preferred the inside of the cab.  My granddaughter LOVED riding in the back!  We used to be able to do this in the "old days" in the States too.

 The vehicles would pass anytime there was any little gap.  So many very close encounters!  Round-abouts are go-however-you-want-to-abouts!  Pretty terrifying.
 There are many fender benders I was told.

Sometimes traffic is snarled and jammed for up to 2 hours.  A 5 minute trip can become quite lengthy, depending on what is happening.
The stop sign is blurry because we whizzed by it.
Stop signs are only suggestions.
No one really stops.

Everywhere there are piles of trash on the side of the road just like the one below.  EVERYWHERE! I asked what they do with it.  I was told that eventually, they just set fire to it.  And we did see that at a couple of spots.

Vendors peddle between traffic
 And for my husband -

 Many "shops" on the side of the road

 I went out with the missionaries one evening to get some groceries.  I was quite amazed at how clean and well-stocked the store was.  I was told that the average Haitian does not shop like this.  Do we even have a clue how fortunate we are?


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Haiti trip 4

We had some time in Haiti to do a few other activities, like go to the beach:

 No seatbelt laws here

 Just a reminder that it was the Christmas season

Lortab (who has his own Facebook page) is the Newton Med Pharmacy mascot.
He has been all over the world!  His first time to Haiti though.

You can barely make out Lortab above!

Preparations were being made for a wedding later on.
There was some litter in the ocean, so these guys were gathering the trash

Time for more play
 They were playing King of the Hill, knocking eachother off the trampoline.

We decided to rent a couple of kayaks for an hour

 These were glass bottomed boats so you could see the coral and fish.
 A little shopping before leaving the beach.
 We also were taken to the metal works village


  Several gifts were purchased!