Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - help me go to Haiti
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02-12-10, 05:56 PM
^^^^^^^^^^Said in French in honor the the destination.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
02-22-10, 03:35 AM
I'm ba-ack. It was a wonderful experience. The people of Haiti are exceptional. The children are beyond exceptional. Because I got there during their three official days of mourning I only got to be in clinic for four days---not nearly enough time. But during those few days I met wonderful, strong, courageous Haitian people. They have lost almost everything except their spirit. A simple bon jour from me got back the most vibrant beautiful smiles. There are so many wonderful stories to tell. And, I did see bicycles while I was there. Our clinic was in Port-au-Prince, a huge, dirty, congested, traffic laden city. But there were a few brave souls who actually bicycled in traffic! I tried to get pictures but could never get a good shot of a cyclist. At our stop in the Dominican Republic before going to Haiti I actually saw a team of road bikers on the highway. I did get a picture of them but unfortunately my camera is at present dead so I can't up load it.
I can't wait to go back to Haiti and am presently looking for a different group to go with. Nothing wrong with the group I went with. I just would like to try a different group this time.
So, for now it's back to the bike and volunteering at the bicycle collective. Now if it would just stop snowing!!!
02-22-10, 10:18 AM
Welcome BAck Turtle...G;ad to hear your trip went well!!! Now go for a ride!!
02-25-10, 05:40 PM
Here's a link to my pictures from Haiti for anyone who's interested.
Thanks again to everyone for the support. We're supposed to have a few days without snow so I'm looking forward to getting out on the bike. And there's a women's seminar on bike mechanics at the bike collective Sunday. I'm looking forward to that. It's nice for life to get back to normal for a while.
02-25-10, 06:08 PM
Good picture spread.
02-25-10, 07:45 PM
Wow, well shoot me with a shotgun! I must apologize, I was quite the suspicious one!:cry: But I am really happy that you proved me wrong, I guess there are still a few good people left.:thumb:
You get this way from living in the hood too long, I guess!:D
02-28-10, 06:42 PM
Google Earth now has high res post earthquake imagery of Haiti. You can clearly see tent cities, wreckage and hundreds of people in the streets. Especially in Cite Soliel and Port au Prince. In the port of Port au Prince, there is a large white hospital ship in the harbor with a red crosses painted on the sides. The airport at Mais Gate is a few miles north east and there is a plane landing while 2 other planes are on the runway, which is pretty alarming.
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