Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Carlsbad of Haiti- Sunday, June 24

So, in Haiti Sunday is basically the only "day off". Today, after mass, we went to the beach in Port Salut. It was Johnny (our driver), Dan, Dr. Blood and his son Daniel (visitors- Daniel is here for a month to fix things- he is awesome), Dr. Jacob (our clinic doctor) and his wife Gerarde (she is a nurse), and myself.

It took about an hour to get there. Driving through Port Salut really reminded me of Carlsbad, CA. The city was so cute and quiet and clean. There are little shops lining the cobblestone drive. Very picturesque.

The beach was basically deserted, the sand was white and smooth, and the water was beautiful. Hopefully we will be taking frequent trips here on our day off!

Gerarde and myself. I am resting in a hammock at the restaurant after laying out on the beach and swimming in the ocean.

This is a shot of the sign for the restaurant we ate at. Take a look at the beautiful beach in the background. It was a lovely Sunday.


  1. Wow...that was nice to read, Paige. I loved the pictures. I am so happy you have some time to explore and relax a little. What did you eat at the restaurant? I am curious because I know you get a lot of beans and rice at the orphanage. It sounds like you come in contact with lots of wonderful, big-hearted people. Take care of yourself. I couldn't tell if you are getting too thin in that picture!! I love you!!

  2. Honestly, I didn't eat at the restaurant. Everyone else ate lobster, chicken, and fish. It looked really good, but I was not hungry. Don't worry though, I am eating and taking care of myself- everyone is seeing to that!

  3. Hi Paige-
    I'm so glad that you're finding the time to balance your schedule with some R and R! Sunday in 'Carlsbad' sounded lovely; I loved seeing the pictures, too.
    Take good care of yourself and take advantage of those opportunities to eat some protein.
    Lots of love sent across the miles!

  4. I loved reading all about your trip to the beach and enjoyed the pictures. Sounds like it was a great way to relax and take in the sights.