This video thoroughly prepared us for our trip to Bulgaria.
The kids and I have been researching the culture within Trinidad & Tobago. Where did we go again for solid information? YouTube.
I guess that Bizarre Foods isn't really a great starting place. Five little kids watching Mr. Zimmern catch and cook iguana & mussels, then chase them with pigs tails, cow skin soup, and chicken feet doesn't REALLY prepare them, does it? Does it.. ? Will we really become "trini-s"?
I mean it's one think to live in a culture, but to immerse ones self in the culture is another step.
Josh tried really hard this week. We drove to look at a station wagon. It was if we were the lead characters in some really weird movie. I have tried to put it into words, but I Can't.. Let's just say it's a whole nother world in the hills of Arkansas.
And then... I realized as we headed back home that the white headed figures I saw on roadside a few weeks ago were not some secret meeting of pointed headed alive types, but indeed garden gnomes. Phew.. Note that it was LATE, and raining, and my mom wouldn't let me turn around..
Last night at youth we talked about compasses & maps.
Although we would all love a map, most of the time God gives us only a compass and leaves us with uncharted territory :)