Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trip to the Countryside

We were supposed to go to the park yesterday but since there was a brief break in the rain, our guide decided to make the most of it and head out to the countryside to show us what it might look like where our daughters are from.  We drove about 30 minutes outside of the city and the landscape soon changed from high rise buildings to small concrete floored, one room homes.  Chickens and dogs roamed the streets.  Children are out of school on summer break and it appears that they are left in their grandparents care while their parents are at work. Audrey and Taylor handed out safety suckers which were a big hit. A cute little elderly woman came out of her home and gave Taylor and Audrey each a peanut.  These people appear to have nothing-no bathroom, no running water, no electricity but our guide told us that what we were seeing was considered middle class.  The smiles on their face prove that 'things' don't make people happy. 

3 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

HOW FUN... sounds like a great day...
The smiles on thier face is priceless...
Hugs..

Madeleine said...

Oh the lessons your children are learning are priceless.

Congratulations on your new baby!!!

What joy...

Sherri and Todd said...

Your children giving the other children suckers are just priceless and so very sweet. It made me tear up just looking at those photos. Thanks for sharing your journey.