Header image  
A joint project with Newport High School, BBRC, and Rotary Club of Antigua  
  Part 2             Home
  This was Erik, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed after the red-eye flight to Atlanta. We left Seattle at 10:50 p.m. and arrived in Atlanta at 7:10 a.m. At least the layover was at Atlanta which is a great airport.
  At Atlanta the students occupied their time playing 99 and BS.
  Once we got to Antigua at 3 in the afternoon we were exhausted. Most kids had little to any sleep. It took two hours to get through customs and immigration. That may have been in part to the fact that Delta forgot to put our customs and immigration forms on the plane so we had to stay on the plane as we filled them out. We got the kids off to their host families we started to do battle with the car rental agency. Again, two hours later we finally got the cars and left for the hotel. By the time we got to the hotel it was dark and the adults hadn't even eaten dinner. The barbecue the next day at this beach made it all worthwhile.
  The next day all the students went with the Rotary families to All Saint's Anglican church. The Caribbean bishop was there and blessed the kids for their work and the trip. After church they all went home and changed. You should have seen their faces when they saw the beach. Stefan inthe blue shirt is pretty representative. Paridise!
  Paul getting barbecue. Holy smokes those Rotarians can throw a party. So much good food. Just to give you an idea, 4 different kinds of chicken, spiced ribs, shellfish (I will explain later), Lebananese coconut spiced balls, carrot cake, local punch--WOW, pulled pork, I could go on and on. So good. The barbecue was attended by both the Rotary Club of Antigua ans well as Sundown Rotary Club.
  Erik and Will lined up for food.
  This is a local delicacy called Shellfish. It is stuffed with spicy breadcrumbs and barbecued. The skin is composed of hard shells that fall off after cooking. The meat and breading was fantastic.
  Day Two, we worked at three schools Wesleyan Junior Academy, Grace Christian Academy and St. Andrews. This is Wesleyan Junior Academy where we refurbished a lab and replaced a printer.
  Kids at Weslean. This is why we do these projects.
  More kids.
  These boys were very insistent that I take their picture.
  A girl with her computer at Wesleyan Junior.
  This was the teacher helping her students.
  This boy was very interested in what we were doing. He kept peeking in to check on our progress.