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OK, so I’ve been very forgetful. I forgot to do a special post for Tracie and for Aunt Vickie and Grandma on their donation days. I will have to make that up to you… BUT, today is Gail Zimmer’s donation day and birthday! Her donation was for a doll related art project with the kids. Since I was supposed to be in the jungle now working in Pilcopata, I was going to do that at this time. However, since that gig fell through, I am carrying my art materials deep into the jungle to Iquitos next week. When I hook up with a volunteer organization, hopefully in a secluded indigenous community, I will attempt to do that project. In the mean time, here are some pictures from an outing with the Aldea Yanapay kids. We hiked just outside of Cusco, and explored a creek and some woods for the afternoon. The kids loved playing in the water, and many left quite wet, along with a couple unlucky volunteers.
Yuri helping a little one across
Jenni in the water
Clara getting ready to cause trouble!
“Mira Profe!” The little ones were amazed by the wonders of nature
Diana playing in the mud
Maria calm and composed as always
Yuri and the kids
Ascending the trecherous hill
Returning from collecting leaves and seeds for future art projects
Descending the trecherous hill