Day 3 reflections

After a tough bedtime with crying-missing dad, the comforts of home, etc. everyone slept well and awoke at 8:30 for breakfast. The kids are currently having a cow that we aren’t in the house- “it’s not fair, everyone else is,” is maggie’s quote. For Pete’s Sake, enjoy this great b And b that the school has put us up in.

We went to Hotel Almandies which is about a 5-10 minute walk from La Residence. It’s not posh like the Club Med or Hotel Meridian (that’s now something like King Fasad Hotel) but very, VERY nice with the crashing ocean in the background and a big round pool. It has loungers like we saw in Cabo did. We will definitely come here with Guy and any other visitors while they are here.

Simon is po’ed at me because I won’t just let him go jump in the ocean, but the surf is very rough, the beach rocky and there’s no lifeguard. I want to find out more about safe beaches, rip tides, etc before being comfortable. No one else is in the ocean right now at the hotel, so too bad buddy.
It’s been grayish and overcast with a good breeze for most of the day, which I have not minded. It’s kept me from non-stop sweating like yesterday.

We saw a crazy tall bird with pom-pom like feathers on its head when we were walking to swim.
Tonight the head of school is picking us up for a staff dinner at Petit N’gor- a different restaurant near Chez Fatou. I can’t believe that tomorrow work starts! From what I understand, the first week is orientation and cultural assimilation for the new staff and families. They will pick us up at the b&b at 8:30 in the morning. The car I bought is waiting at the school for me and I should get a local cell phone as well. We hope to move into the house Monday evening. I also got word that my shipment has arrived in Dakar and should be delivered to our home next week. That’s better than I had expected based on the dog situation, was afraid it might be a month!

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About bestbookihavenotread

Kristine has been in education since 1993. She taught fourth grade in Ohio from 1993 - 2008. She has been a Curriculum Coordinator for four years. She is relocating to Dakar, Senegal to be the Director of Curriculum for the International School of Dakar in August 2012.
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2 Responses to Day 3 reflections

  1. Mary Lee says:

    Transitions and adjustments. Hoping everything smooths out soon!

  2. sue barton says:

    The adventure has REALLY begun….your notes are so great. Enjoy each day.

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