It started out as a hazy overcast day, but the next day was beautiful. We have not seen the sun in a while, but it seems the weather is finally warming up and we are loving it.
Once we were in the other city, the kids made themselves right at home and all hid inside the tv cabinet. They wanted me to come and find them. Katherine really is in there...I had them rearrange themselves so that I could see her too (picture below).
So, this was at a museum that we visited. They used to carry the bride in this "box" through the town and then to her husband's house to live. I thought it was very interesting.
We also visited some different neighborhoods. This one turned out to be "under construction" so we had to wear hard hats when walking around.
This was the view from one of the places in the city. I love being able to see the mountains! It reminds me a little of home.
Regan ordered some fried rice and ate almost all of it.
Love this one....
Anyone want to buy a snack?
After the trip, my language teacher took me out for what we call a "life script." What that means is you do some activity together and talk about everything you saw and did (not in English of coarse) So, we went to the market together. I learned many things about language and life. So, if you are one of my squeamish readers, you can end the blog here. If you are more curious about how to pick out a good chicken to eat, then you can keep reading. (that was part of our class)
So, here are a bunch of chickens. The white ones are really expensive because it is thought that they are very healthy for your body because all of their meat is black and all of their feathers are white.
This is the chicken that was chosen. Apparently, it is a complicated process. You need to pick out a young chicken and not an old one. You have to check the color of the skin under the feathers. You have to feel their legs to see if they have good leg muscles (my terminology) because if they do then they are too old and you don't want that one. Then you want one that has never laid an egg because that means they are still young and the meat will be tender.
After you choose your chicken, they kill it for you (no pics of that...it's so sad) Then after the chicken has died, they throw it in this pot of hot water and stir it around for a bit to "clean" it and loosen the feathers.
After that, they throw it in this dryer or washer looking thing with screws sticking out of it. It spins the chicken round and rund and literally takes off all the feathers within a minute or two. Then we got to tak the thing home on the bus. We gave half to our neighbor and the other half our Ayi will use. It was definately an interesting day.