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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.

Day 8 — Coming Home

Coming home Saturday was an adventure in itself.  First there were the goodbyes with people we had shared such amazing experiences with.  Then we got to the airport and everything went fairly quickly.  Once past customs, I was able to … Continue reading

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Day 7 in the Dominican Republic

Today we got a chance to visit the national offices of Compassion DR.  Not every country that Compassion International operates has their own national headquarters — only 3 besides Canada and the US.  We got to meet people that worked … Continue reading

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Day 6 in the Dominican Republic

Today was the last and best of our days with kids because almost everyone on our tour sponsors at least one child in the Dominican and got to meet with them today, some for the second time but most of … Continue reading

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Day 5 in the Dominican Republic

Today we visited another centre in the same area as yesterday.  It was much nearer a village with stores and gas pumps but still rural and the same situation of nice houses next to vacant properties, houses half built, and … Continue reading

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Day 4 in the Dominican Republic

After another scrumptious breakfast buffet, our Compassion group had morning devotions, some information about the day ahead and we climbed on our bus, ably driven by Pablo. It was about a 3/4 hour drive to today’s Compassion centre, a church … Continue reading

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Day 3 in the Dominican Republic

Today was the first day that we went out into the communities to visit Compassion centres.  The one we went to was about 45 minutes from the Hampton Hotel where we are staying.  We took 5 large suitcases & bags … Continue reading

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Day 2 in the Dominican Republic

Day 2 was an extremely full day.  It started off leisurely enough with a buffet breakfast in the dining area downstairs.  Delicious food, cold juices, and sitting with new people and getting to know them.  Lots of time to pack … Continue reading

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