Written by Mackenzi Mills ’18 to recount Saturday, June 10:
We began our day bright and early at 4:50 am at the Norfolk Airport. Our travel day went fairly smooth with only a couple of things temporarily lost (GoPro, suitcase, customs form, etc.), but later found. Although it was nothing we couldn’t handle! We made it through Nicaraguan Customs and found our Outreach 360 leaders and a bright blue bus waiting for us. We grabbed some lunch and set off in the rain on our 3 hour and incredibly scenic bus ride to Jinotega. The cloud-masked mountains were breathtaking. When we arrived at the Outreach 360 house we began with orientation and some guidelines. We sorted our donations, played cards, and finished the night with a satisfying dinner. To all of our surprises including Mr. Acra’s, we had birthday cake for desert. His birthday is in October, and was not actually today. But the cake was a great way to end the night! We are planning to get a good rest tonight so that we can enjoy our jam-packed day tomorrow.