I mentioned in my last entry that I would write a bit more about our vacation in the Dominican.
We were able to take an excursion during our vacation into the Dominican, and I’m so happy that we chose the one we did. We went on a jungle truck safari tour, which took us through the country side of the Dominican (gorgeous!). The Dominican has only two economic classes – rich and poor. We were able to visit a local family’s residence, to see how the average person lives. We then toured a local school, a small farm that made and sold candy, and a village where Haitian refugees live (we only drove through this last one).
The great thing about this company is that 1/2 of their proceeds go to help build and maintain schools for the region they work out of. And they provide income to the families that we visited (the residence and the candy farm). It is amazing how little they have, and yet are so happy. It was a truly humbling experience, and everyone agreed that it was a wonderful way to remind us of what is truly important in life – friends, family, and good health. And I have to say it was quite fun tossing candy at children and seeing just how happy it made them!