Due to being stubborn I haven’t posted anything on this blog for a little over a month. Here’s what I have been up to. I have been doing a lot of volunteer work with the local Interact group (Rotary for youths) and it’s been a blast. The main thing we do is go to a local home for children with extreme learning disabilities and just play with them for about an hour. We do this once a week and I am now best friends with by buddy Felipe.
Last weekend was one of the highlights of my month. My Rotary counselor invited my host brother and I to the local airport for a festival. Apparently he is the the club president there and we got some cool insider access. We helped out by selling tickets and directed traffic for a while during the morning. But then after got to enjoy the festival. What the festival consisted of (besides amazing street food) was the Chilean Air Force, Army, and Police each showcasing different stuff. The Army brought out a bunch of weapons and I have no clue what the police did. But then came the AIR FORCE. These guys were machines. It is the toughest part of military to get into so they are the best of the best. It was great watching these guys because they flew up in planes and then jumped out of them like it was nothing, then did all sorts of parkour but with planes, it was really cool. After we got to meet some of them (insider access) and they told us a little about what it is like to be in the Air Force.
In next two weeks I will be going on TWO big trips. One to Caburgua Lake as an end of the year school trip. I have no idea what to expect cause no one has told me. And then the TORRES DEL PAINE trip for a week with Rotary. Spanish is still hard but people are telling me how well I’m improving which is motivating. I also received a C on a chemistry test which was the proudest moment of my life. I will genuinely try to write more here even if it’s something small. Oh btw, I’m definitely missing all of my family and friends at this point and it is harder than I thought it would be. That is of course excluding my annoying dog Big Karl 🙂