|Maurice- quite thin, loves to eat, and has trouble holding his head up. Is now reaching for items and grabbing things though.|
|Public transportation... oh, I almost forgot, there are also busses, and these usually are not only packed, but people ride on top or hang off the sides too.|
Sunday, December 26
We went to church today. Honestly, I was a bit disapointed with it. The Schmidts don't usually go there. The drive is rather prohibitive, as I discovered today, and they are still trying to get organized. 1 ½ hours doesn't sound too bad, that's what my family drives to church, but an hour and a half drive in Haiti (about 45 min. of which is in Port Au Prince) is entirely different. For one thing, one feels as if one is moving really fast at 40- 60 mph on a “good” road. (Meaning one that is paved, and doesn't have too many or too big potholes.) Then there is the danger of big trucks running into you, of people, goats, cows, dogs, children, etc. etc, running out in front of you, and the road is full of bumps and potholes. It is also very dusty. In other words, it's pretty tough.