Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 Just before the rainy season comes they clean out the gutters so the water can flow  in the gutters.  This was taken from outside the Upgun Chapel  The top picture is the pile they were dumping all the trash from the gutter in the bottom picture.  If they didn't just throw their trash in the streets they wouldn't have to clean it out.  They feel it is their "right" to throw their trash anywhere they want. 
 Another pile of trash along the street where we come home from church called the Kissy Highway
 During the week this street is a big market place called PZ, but on Sunday's the markets are all closed.  It isn't always this trashy, but this day it was. 

 Coming home from shopping one Saturday.  This street is called Wilkinson.  When the traffic gets backed up the vendors come out and try to sell their wares to the people passing in the cars.  We usually just shake our heads no, but we have bought from them if they have something we need. 
 We have bought Popcorn off the street, but not from this young man.  They have sugar or salt popcorn.  We have tasted both.  I usually put butter on the popcorn and a little more salt.  They don't put much on.  The sweet is ok, but had a lot of un-popped kernels in it.  We probably won't buy it again. 

 They sell a type of ice cream from these little carts.  It is Bomba brand and comes in little cups.  They have chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.  We had a chocolate one a few weeks ago and it was very good. This was along Wilkinson street.  Yes the bottom picture he is doing what you think he is doing right off the edge of the street.  We see this a lot.

 Coming back from St Mary's.  They are up a big hill and this day the sky was pretty clear and we could see the ocean. 
 These pictures are Hill Cut road.  They have been working on it since we arrived.  We usually avoid this road and go the other way down from St Mary's store, but this Saturday we drove Hill Cut to see how the road was.  It is a lot better that it was.  I don't know if we will see it finished and paved before we go home. 

 We walked this day to a swimming pool, the only one we have seen here. There were 2 big swimming pools, one diving pool that did not have water in it and another big pool for swimming.  It had water and there were a few people swimming.  Not many people know how to swim here and are afraid of the water.   We just went exploring and this was such a pretty sight I took a picture of Brent with the city. There were some green gardens growing in the bottom of the hill.  Mostly cassava leaf and potato leaf. 
These little girls live across from our apartment and say Hi to us almost every day.  They do love to pose for pictures.  So cute!

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