I didn’t take any pictures on the 4th of July. But some of our teammates and interns did, so I’ll send you right over to their blogs. Afterwards, I’ll tell you a little about our day:
Natalie’s Review (on the blog she shares with the other Oklahoma Christian University interns — this post is mostly about preparing a pig for her big day)
The Geita team’s 4th of July celebration was at our house this year. My day started a little before 7 am, when I put the ribs and pork shoulder in the oven to cook and put the steaks in a marinade to sit a while. Then the interns started their day just as they do every weekday, with a class at 9 am — Wednesdays are Swahili class (as are Mondays and Fridays, and I’m the Swahili teacher.
Once class was done, we just spent the day together. We kicked a soccer ball around, had a bocce ball tournament (Calvin won), played several rounds of Pictionary on the Groen’s big white board, and ate a ton of food. You may not be surprised to know that food was my favorite part (even more than the company, if I’m honest*):
Lunch was cheeseburgers, filet mignon (for about $1.65 a pound**), baked beans, cole slaw, watermelon, and jello. Dinner was pulled pork sandwiches and ribs with the same sides. Then Alicia surprised us with homemade root beer with which to make ice cream floats (a very special treat).