Se fue la Carrie
Well the time has come and Carrie has left us! But we had our fun times while she was here, including a ton of despedidas (going away parties). How many you ask? Well we had the...
Movie Despedida--the sitemates went to Leon and we saw a movie, though Ernie and the two of us saw one movie and Carrie saw another.....
Birthday/Sitemate Despedida--we went to Managua for the Intercontiental Brunch (fabulous!) we planned it not realizing it was the same day as Jeff´s birthday, so we later renamed it Birthday despideda.
Nica 37 Despedida--we all went to San Juan del Sur for Carrie´s entire group despideda. This involved swimming in the pool at Pelican Eyes, my favorite part
2 Chinandega Despedidas--Jeff and I didn´t make it to either one of these because we were at our language taller. We were sad about that.
Pizza Hot Despedida--this was on Carrie´s last night, and us sitemates went out to eat Pizza at our beloved Pizza Hot!
And the time came, and Se fue la Carrie. She is being replaced with another health volunteer, but really can Carrie ever be replaced???
Its strange to think about your service in the terms of other volunteers leaving. When we joined the Peace Corps we never thought we would be sharing this experience with other volunteers. We thought we would be stuck in the middle of nowhere, far far away from the closest white person. But, that is not where we ended up...at all!...but we´re happy about it! I love having sitemates. However, we never thought about the fact that people come and go and you have to get used to seeing good friends leave before you do. It´s hard! And in 3 more months we will be losing our other sitemite Ernie which is too much for me to think about right now.
Anyways, we will miss the Carrie very much!!!!! Good luck in Maine! Bring a sweater.