The highlight of this post, for me, is the iguana! This is a LIVE iguana that the guys caught near one of our swimming spots. In the right picture, I was only brave enough to touch it while Tony held it, but I mustered up the courage and held it. I found it interesting that at no point did it struggle. They said that when you hold it around its neck, it just goes limp. They can bite so you do have to be careful.
This is Mamita, preparing the iguana to be made into tamales. I did try a little bit of the meat. It wasn't my favorite thing ever, but it's neat to be able to say I've eaten iguana :)
On the left is our group leader, Emilton, with the iguana and on the right is Jothum, with his uncle. It's almost as big as he is!
The guys found this log that jutted out from the bank and took turns standing on it while the others bounced it around...no one lasted very long and there were some interesting spills!
A banana leaf hat!!
If there is a flat cement surface nearby, that is what the locals use for drying maize. (or peanuts). This was by the pavilion across from our house. The last photo shows them gathering it up at the end of the day.
Lavonne...we had so much fun!
We enjoyed a couple lovely campfires. It was great to sit around and chat together after a long day.