Today was mostly a school day, but it was not all work and no play. I was beginning a math test, when Estefa (Dan’s wife) came to our hostel and asked if we wanted to go to the river to swim with her daughter and some of her friends. My dad let me off math and said I could go! I was so happy because I was dreading another day of boring school. We got in the taxi with Estefa and her fourteen year old daughter, Ariel. On the way to the river, we stopped by Ari’s friend’s house. There, we picked up two more teenage girls. Ahhhggg. I was OK with one, but three was kind of pushing it for me.
After about twenty minutes of driving, we came to the river. The entire scene turned out to be totally different than I had expected. Several families and friends all played and relaxed on a sunny and sandy beach. On the opposite side of the river, there was a bank where I could climb up and jump off a high ledge into the water. I did this several times and had a blast! Also on the far bank of the river, there was a small shallow cave. It was only about ten feet deep and twelve feet wide. I had a fun time playing in the water and swimming in the cave and the three girls turned out to be nice!
In the evening, I met Ari and her two friends over at an ice cream place about ten minutes walk from our hostel. We ate ice cream and talked for about an hour and a half. I felt a little left out and frustrated that I could not speak Spanish very well. The three of them talked and met up with other friends. It was not very fun for me, but hey what do you expect from three teenage girls? We met up with Dan, Estefa, and my parents again over at a pizza place for dinner. We came home late and I am exhausted! Tomorrow we might go caving and biking with Jaime! I hope it works out!
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