Last full day in Santa Elena:(

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This was a sad day, because we knew that in the morning we were going to have to get up and say goodbye to our house families that we grew to love. So for the most part, while finishing the sign, we all complained about leaving and that we should stay for the rest of our lives. You know the day dreams and wishes most people go through when finishing a vacation, that's what we talked about. We only worked until 11 today, and that was to finish the sign for the community. We had to finish painting and we also had to get it up and mix a little bit more concrete and all that jazz. For lunch we got to go home and spend it with our families for the last time and we had a few hours to pack. Then at 4 or around there we went back to the center with our family members to partake in a "goodbye" ceremony. It was so much fun and we danced and ate LOTS of food, which I am just remembering this bean dip with homemade tortillas that Jenn's house mom made, god it was to die for. Near the end, the "mayor" or fatherly figure of the town gave us a speech saying how much fun it was to have us and all that good stuff. It was heartfelt and made some of us cry. We didn't want to leave Santa Elena at all :(

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