I was really hoping for some adventure today, but found the next best thing. The whole Lotz family trekked up the mountain to Ft. Jacques, Haiti, where we spent our first year together when we came down in November of 2008. The week before the Haiti earthquake in January 2010, we moved down to Port-au-Prince. Today was the first time we went back to visit our old neighbors and let the kids run in the hills and through the gardens. We got to see our overgrown pig that has been living and EATING up there in Ft. Jacques. The air is cool in Ft. Jacques, a nice respite from the Port-au-Prince heat.
On the way to Ft. Jacques, we stopped at the Baptist Mission for lunch. You can learn more about the Baptist Mission here. We feasted on pizza, chicken nuggets, french fries, and ice cream. It is a fun place to visit, and has the most incredible view of the surrounding mountains terraced with gardens and small houses. In addition to their “fast food” restaurant, they also have a great gift shop of hand made items that are made by the Haitians living in the area. I picked up a nativity scene made from a coconut with hand painted figurines. I know it is a little early for Christmas, but the last couple of times I have been there they were sold out. I didn’t want to miss out again!
Although we didn’t have a new adventure, it was great to take a peek into the past. Fun day here for the Lotz family.