This is Gerson and the school mascot/ protector/night guard dog...........Nikki.
The afternoon school activity was to prepare pepian which is special Guatemalan meal. It was fun to prepare it with Elvia. The pot to the left is chicken. To the right, we are toasting tomatoes, chilies and different spices. When they were finished, they were placed in the blender and then strained. The pot to the left is rice with onion and carrot. The pot to the right is the chicken and the pepian continuing to cook.
When all of the students, teachers and people who help the school function arrived, we sat down for dinner. Hubo, Elvia and their two children also joined us. Hubo began by thanking each student by name for attending and having confidence in the school. He thanked each teacher stating that a school could not continue without teachers. He also thanked some of the guys who are working on marketing the school He thanked Elvia and his children for their support.
It was a great meal! Then some of the guys took turns playing the guitar and singing. We played around with the left-over tomatoes.......tossing them at those who we felt could not sing :):):)
It was a great end to the two weeks of study. Tomorrow we will visit Lake Chicabal.