Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 1

Sorry.  The internet is difficult here and I'm a little behind on the blog.  When I cant get online, I try to still write and then post it later.

We pulled into town and everything came back to us.  We knew exactly where to get off the bus.  It is so nice to be in a familiar place.  I can't explain it but I just feel so much more relaxed since we got back to Honduras.  Life just seems simpler down here.  I haven't quite put my finger on why since it seems a little counter-intuitive to be more relaxed in a place where we arent fluent in the language.

Well, we walked down the road from where the bus dropped us off and came in the gates of the hotel.  It was all just as we remembered it.  It took a while before the owner came around to see us and I was a bit nervous about what we would be doing and whether there is enough work for us.  He has a manager here now who wasnt even aware that we were coming which only added to my anxiety.  The rest of the day was a blur.  I hit the ground running.  First, I went into town on a grocery trip with Victoria, the manager and her sweet little Jack Russell, Santiago.  I came back and relaxed and showered and then the dinner rush started.  There were 2 groups of Americans totalling almost 20 people and they ordered drink after drink after drink.  It looks like I will be waitressing which is brand new to me.  Hopefully I wasnt too much of a nuisance.  The nice thing is that by 9pm everything is done and boy was I tired.

Now I'm just kind of hanging out trying to figure out where I'm needed during the day.  The lunch rush should start soon which is a little scary for me since that will be mostly local people and spanish interaction is still a bit scary.  We'll see.  More later.