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March 3rd 2006
Published: June 13th 2006
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Carorita, Venezuela

Today we went on a day trip to Pico del Aguila in Mérida. It’s the highest peak in this region of Venezuela. The clouds were very low and fell down upon the mountain, so we didn’t get much of a view, but it looked cool anyway.

My Spanish is improving; I noticed with the kids, playing today. I feel a little more confident with it and with the people.

The area where we are is very mountainous, with little towns interspersed throughout. We ate dinner/lunch in a town called Mucuchillo. It was lively. We had soup and cheese and arepas (bread of sorts). Tomorrow we’re going with community members to watch the youth play baseball at a nearby town.

So far, it’s been very interesting. I enjoy interacting with the people, especially the kids. I’ve also enjoyed seeing the countryside and learning more about Venezuela and its culture.

I’ll write more soon, but now, time for bed.

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At Pico del AguilaAt Pico del Aguila
At Pico del Aguila

The clouds descended just when we got there, so we didn't get a pretty view, but it was pretty cool and mysterious looking.
Clouds descendingClouds descending
Clouds descending

Pico del Aguila, Venezuela
More cloudsMore clouds
More clouds

Pico del Aguila, Venezuela

Chapel at the peak--Pico del Aguila, Venezuela
On the driveOn the drive
On the drive

On the drive back from Pico del Aguila, Venezuela
More on the driveMore on the drive
More on the drive

On the drive back from Pico del Aguila, Venezuela-- note the fields patchworking the hillside
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Another scenic view (again)

Carorita, Venezuela

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