Coffee and Concrete

Campo. Was. Amazing.

Majagual is on top of a mountain.  You can see all the stars and the ocean.  It’s beautiful and tropical, but it’s the people that really make it what it is.

We were all split up into groups of 1 or 2 and given families.  We had sisters and/or brothers, and parents and grand parents, and it was like we were really part of the family.  Their hospitality was amazing.  I think I was offered coffee about every 2.4 seconds.  And it was SO good!  I love coffee 🙂  So I was very happy with all of this.

While we were in Majagual, our job was to lay concrete floors for people and build bathrooms.  So, you know, we’re all just working hard, it’s almost lunch time, and then POW.  The incident.

I was trying to hold the opening of a concrete bag so all of it could be poured out, and then it decided to all come out at once.  So it shot up, right into my unprepared face.

Turns out, concrete in your eye is not a good idea.

Who knew?

So, I got an impromptu shower by water bottle.  I was freaking out.  I thought for sure my eye was going to turn into concrete. 

Just to be safe, Kyle took me back to Santiago to get it checked out.  2 hour drive.  I really didn’t want to go because we were leaving Majagual the next day 🙁

But it’s a good thing we went.

The concrete that got in my eye burned my Cornea.  Hahaha.  Oops.

So I got some fabulous drugs that I have to take for a couple of weeks, and then we’ll be good to go 🙂

So back up to Majagual, another 2 hour drive, (pobre Kyle), and I was with my family again.  The next day we had to leave, and that was so hard.  There were tears all over the place.  I was just holding my little sister for as long as I could.  I didn’t want to let her go.   

The campo experience was completely amazing.  We were accepted into this community and really able to see a little bit of how they live.

The people of the Dominican Republic never cease to amaze me. 

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