Kathryn's Peace Corps Adventure

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

utila wedding

I spent most of last week on Utila, one of the Bay Islands off the North Coast of Honduras for the wedding of my friends Joe and Emily. I had never been to the Bay Islands, let alone the North Coast, so needless to say, I was stoked about this trip. The wedding was held on Thursday the 21st but my friend Connie and I got out there on Monday to chill with other PCVs, several who have already finished their service but came back to Honduras for the wedding.

We stayed at this pretty chill hostel called Rubi’s which had a fabulous view of the Caribbean and a private dock, which we took advantage of for day swims, night swims and stargazing. I have never participated in a vacation wedding before but I really enjoyed this experience. We got to talk to a lot of people from Joe and Emily’s families about life as a PCV, they got to talk about how cheap things were for them in Honduras (and were extremely generous in buying us meals!) and most activities were done as a group so that by the time the wedding rolled around, I actually felt as though I knew a lot of the people at the ceremony. We still did traditional things, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and helping the bride get ready, but is was just so laid back and chill. Connie married the two of them in such a sweet ceremony (of course I cried) and dinner was an excellent red snapper.

Besides the wedding stuff, most of my days were spent at the beach getting dark (well, dark for me) and catching up with people that I hadn’t seen in awhile. If I were in high school, I would say that it was similar to the last few weeks of high school, everyone being friendly with one another, some people from last year’s senior class showing up and handing their wise advice to the departing seniors and juniors, and the wedding being like prom.

It was a great wedding. Really great.


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