Saturday, March 8, 2014

Day 1 at JHC

The people who live here are wonderful and are so excited to have the Bucknell Brigade here for the week.
All of the meals are being prepared by chefs on the compound with the freshest ingredients. Lunch today was delicious consisting of the standard rice and beans along with beef stir fry and the biggest avocados we have ever seen. After lunch, being so tired from a long night of traveling, we had some time to relax and almost everyone took a 2 hour nap. I don't think I have napped that well in my entire life. Then, feeling refreshed from our nap, we got a short lecture from Mike on the purpose and history of the Jubile House Community followed by a tour of the compound. We learned about how JHC has helped establish more sustainable economic opportunities for the community including a women's sewing cooperative.  Following the tour, we were given a short while before dinner to relax where some of us explored the pool and others sat around and talked and played some card games. Dinner was fantastic yet again and we were served falafels and 3 kinds of homemade humus with fresh veggies. It's gotten us excited to see what the meals are going to be like for the rest of the week because we can't imagine them getting any better.  We have all been bonding as a group and can tell that the week will be a lot of fun!

Tyler and Lindsey

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