Ninotte, me, Danaelle
It was nice to have a shelter over our heads while we set up the campsite, but as soon as we were done with the tents and turned our backs... big winds started picking them up and rolling them away! It was all very exciting, but we got it sorted out... eventually. During a respite from the rain, we started a huge bonfire burning so that we could use the coals to cook our dinner - homemade "hobo packs" - but it started pouring again just as we threw the food onto the fire! We sent Danaelle and Dada to bed after feeding them the bread and avocado (a standard tasty snack here), and the rest of us settled in to either a) have beers for dinner or b) have beers until the rain stopped and we could cook our real dinner.
We had a grand ol' time! It turns out that pouring rain in Haiti is still not enough to extinguish glowing coals, so it was easy enough to build up the fire a bit more and finish cooking our late-night dinner. And boy, was it worth the wait! If that's how really how hobos eat, they eat WELL! (Don't worry, I'm being ironic.) It was just a matter of throwing potatoes, carrots, onions, chicken, garlic, and barbeque sauce into a foil packet, and then we let them roast. YUM.
Sarah, Melinda, Brian
Alex, me, delicious hobopacks