The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Saturday, August 12, 2006

We are NOT hermits!



We went on our first outing last night. We had a staff meeting after school yesterday (no wine this time, just donuts) and then it was off to "happy hour" at the home of 2 other American teachers. That's a picture of Katie & Mary getting their drink on. Believe it or not, Mary spent a semester at Benedictine College in Atchison and Manny spent a year playing baseball at KU! We traveled all the way to Puerto Rico just to find 3 people who have lived in Kansas at some point in their lives. I'll tell the story of the 3rd person, Charles, later...

After "happy hour" Courtney, Katie, Brent, & I went to watch a semi-pro baseball game here in Guayama. We went to see the Guayama Brujos (Wizards) because one of our P.E. teachers at school plays for them. His name is Manny Bones (pronounced Bone-es) and he's the one that played at KU. He was just the designated hitter last night but really did well. Here's a picture of Manny up to bat. This was the final game of the league series so we had to go watch. It only costs $4.00 to get into the game but we told the guy at the ticket counter that we were friends of Manny's and he let us all in for free! We sat in the visitors section and it got CRAZY! They treat their semi-pro ball like we treat professional football or like Brazilians treat soccer. The police started coming in and forming lines...CRAZY! During the game we all got a beer. Courtney paid for 2 beers, a whopping total of $3.00!! Beer and baseball...that's good living. When we got there the other team was up 4 - 0. Then the Brujos scored 3 runs and it was looking good. Well, we switched pitchers...twice...bad move both times. We left in the top of the 8th and the score was 9 - 3...told you, bad move! When we were leaving there was a fight starting in the stands so the police yelled at us which way to go. I'm sure we stuck out pretty easily. We didn't feel like fighting last night!

1 comment:

JANETTA HAMILTON said...

HEY GUYS, IT IS JANETTA!
WE ARE SO GLAD TO READ THAT YOU GUYS ARE SETTLING IN VERY WELL! WE MISS YOU GUYS AND WE ARE SORRY THAT THINGS STARTED OFF SO ROUGH BUT GLAD THAT THEY ARE GETTING BETTER.
I RECEIVED MY B-DAY CARD TODAY AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT. MY DAY WAS SPENT AT THE HOSPITAL AS KYRA AS ADMITTED THERE AND DID NOT GET OUT UNTIL YESTERDAY(AUGUST 11). SHE IS DOING MUCH BETTER NOW AND WE ARE SO GLAD TO BE BACK HOME! NEWHOO, THANKS AGAIN AND YOUR BLOG IS GREAT AND THE PICS ARE ALSO! YOU GUYS TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS!

LOVE,
JANETTA AND FAMILY