14 January 2006
Today started out as any other day... went to the office, met more important people, went with them to see the roads they've been fixing... typical. But it all changed for the worse with the words "Let's stop here for a picture." (Note: These words WERE NOT spoken by me!) As soon as we opened the doors, the engine exploded, started smoking, and water gushed out from the engine. Naturally we were about an hour up in the hills, in the middle of nowhere. It turns out the radiator had over-heated and exploded. Miguel and I went walking (hiking actually!) to find someone with a truck. So much for getting back to town quickly! An hour laer, we found someone to give us a ride back to the truck, where they had already taken the radiator out. After stowing the truck, we finally headed down to town, only to discover half way that we forgot a part in the truck! Welcome to a luckless day in the DR mountains! The Dominicans have a saying... "Whoever leaves his house takes a journey." Today that saying definitely held true!