Today marks the fourth day of being trapped in Belize! Food rations are low… Charlton and Alex have eaten all others. Morale is low…. We have been surrounded by geckos. The house is infested with scorpions! There is a strange family called the Lewis’s that live here as well.
But for real,
Today we held an event at church for the local kids: Race Day! Kids would come to the church, pick out a Hotwheels car, and race against each other on Carl Garner Memorial Raceway. This vigorous 5 ft. track is ruthless! After the first round, the kids would try their hand at aeronautics by making paper airplanes. They enjoyed their homemade snack while the Americans desperately tried to make them laugh with skits. The kids only laughed at poor Andrew James getting smacked in the head by Charlton Seitz. After the skits, the kids finished the races with Carlita ending up on top. Knowing this would only be the beginning of our work. Once the festivities of race day ended, the kids ran rampant in the church, attacking Charlton. We came home, relaxed for a hot minute, and went back to the church for choir practice. After that, we all unanimously decided to hate ourselves by playing 5v5 basketball at the park around 3:00. With the sun tirelessly beating down, only the natives (Zach and Hamlet) survived. After everyone was brought back to life with showers, we feasted on Iguana! Yes Iguana! There is about 30 eggs in 1 iguana. They are eaten by biting a hole in it and squeezing the yolk in your mouth. It was an experience everyone will remember forever. The Rest of the night was really chill. We went to the store for Belizean junk food and hung out with pasta Troy’s better half and kids.
Love, Alex and Charlton