Sunday, March 18, 2007
In La Manzanilla!
It seems like it has been more than a day since my last post! My flight actually did get cancelled, but I was able to get on another one. I met up with Mrs. Perkins and Ms. Shluger (a teacher from Fuller) in Phoenix. Unfortunately, we missed our plane to Manzanillo so we had to take a flight to Puerto Vallarta. Once we got to Puerto Vallarta, we took a taxi to La Manzanilla. We thought it was going to be a two hour ride on a highway, but it actually was a FOUR hour ride on curvy mountain roads! We ended up finally meeting up with our Earthwatch group around 1 am.
Today, we spent the whole morning listening to lectures from the researchers and learning about all the neat stuff we'll be seeing in the field. It was a LOT to learn, but so interesting. I kept wishing that all my students could be here with me - I really need to get that magic schoolbus so we can take awesome field trips! After lunch we took a little siesta and then we all took a walk to check out the mangroves and some crocodiles. Check out the picture of some of the crocodiles we saw - they were huge!
Tomorrow we're going to the school in town and we're going to plant a bunch of trees - I'm sure I'll have some great pictures for you all!