|Happiness came with us this time:)|
|getting ready to leave:)|
first time we ever went out to the beach almost three years ago..
Today, Happiness made sure to point out to me the Cassava plant. This plant is a staple in many Nigerian's diets. It is harvested by cutting the root and roasting it over fire to dry it out. Then, the stems (depending on how big the plant is) can be planted again in the soil and will grow a new plant. The dried cassava is known as gari. Gari can be boiled and made into a type of paste (for lack of a better word) and it is eaten with soup. I am amazed it can grow in this very sandy soil.
|large cassava plant|
|Walking through the village, we saw the mother hen and her chicks...the eggs don't get any fresher than this!!!:)|
The children from the village came out to play with the kids, and Elizabeth loved acting like the teacher telling them all what to do. I didn';t even realize until I downloaded the pictures from today that I got this pic of her just before she tripped and fell. She was fine, but she learned not to run so fast!:)
There was even a great breeze to fly kites!!!:)
|quick family shot|
And, then before we knew it, five hours had passed and it was time to pack up again and head back. The kids said goodbye to their friends from the village and we boarded the boat.:)
|We passed by sand dredgers|
|and small villages building new boats...|
|and small fishing communities|