Clinic Day #2
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Today my group went to Mactzul Segundo. Small little village about 35-40 minutes outside of Chichi. The bus ride there was very interesting. Winding, winding roads, too far at one point and had to go backwards down a steep hill, and finally to the school and church where we were setting up. Whew! Part of the group stayed at the school doing check-ups on the kids, teaching them about respect, playing, etc. The rest of us went to set up another clinic up the hill at the church. These set up conditions were less than ideal. Dirt floors, poor lighting (they had blue tarps covering most of the windows), and pretty gnarly outhouses.
We got to work with two of the Guatemalan dentists on staff with HTI, Jessica and David. They are a lot of fun.
A couple of the women in the village made us lunch. It was some sort of pasta/rice concoction and tamales of course. I sure do love their tamales! The kids that were running around were truly adorable and I just wanted to pack a couple of them in my carry-on and take them home. Wonderful day!