While we were still eating our grubs the village leader, Galo, showed up to tell us that our lunch was ready. He and his family were very kind to cook all of our meals for us. Lunch was catfish (you can see mine looking right back at you in the photo below) and it was very good. I almost always enjoy eating in the jungle and I don't think I've ever gotten sick afterwards. I can't say that about a lot of local restaurants. Along with the catfish was cooked plantains and yuca. We enjoyed eating and talking to Galo and his family. He seemed to be a very attentive father and you could see his love for his children in the way he interacted with them. It was special to see him with his kids. It's not that village men don't love their kids, but you don't usually see them express it. We also found out that the little boy whose foot Joe had treated was Galo's oldest son.
After lunch we headed back to the school room to finish preparing for the afternoon's lessons.
|Doctor Joe and Wilson enjoying our lunch|
|Hey! What are you looking at?!!!|
|Jonathan digging in|
|Doctor Joe downing some fresh brewed chicha|
|One of Galo's daughters enjoying her chicha|
|Who knew wheel-barrels could be so fun?|