Saturday, May 25, 2013

Today was our big day! Our group was finally headed to CETHA to start what we came here for. Our day started out with meeting Damian, our main contact from CETHA. After reviewing the materials list with the group, Christina, Paul, and Kia accompanied Damian to buy most of the materials. However, because of space constraints, we had to split the travel two CETHA in two groups over the weekend. Christina, Wes, Alec, and Kia were in the first group. The trip from Cochabamba to CETHA was about six hours! So many road trips, however this road trip though had the best views! Winding through the mountains and valleys to make the 4000 foot ascent to CETHA resulted in some absolutely breathtaking views. However, we left pretty late, so we got caught in the dark. Luckily, it was a full moon, which made the road trip even more magical! Not only did we have a full moon, but the journey there was insane! We had to cross through riverbeds, jungle-like tunnels, and two mountains where your car was literally meandering at the edge of a cliff. The drive reminded me so much of Jurassic Park that I almost expected dinosaurs to jump out. A few students and professors greeted us when we arrived to CETHA and helped us unload. This community is so welcoming that it makes this project so much better!

Going over materials list
Buying materials. NC shout out!
Buying wood in the middle of nowhere
Packed and ready to head to CETHA!
Driving through a river on our way to CETHA

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