For this Sunday, we had a free day to do whatever we so desired. Many chose to take the time to sleep in late and have brunch. French toast, bacon and sausage were cooked and shared with all. Malindi also made the Tanzanian national dish called chips mayai which is Swahili for French fry eggs. The dish consists of homemade French fries cooked into an omelet. After brunch, many students spent time outside to journal or soak up some sunbeams. Around 2 PM, the group split into two groups. One group went to Eklutna Lake and either walked around the lake or hiked the Twin Peaks Trail. The other group went on a shopping excursion from Anchorage. After hiking for almost four hours, the group returned to the house, ready to unwind. Since we received almost 400 leftover hotdogs from the Walk and Roll for Hope, it was decided that we would grill hot dogs, roast marshmallows, and have root beer floats. When dusk came, everyone chilled out and a group of people watched We’re The Millers.
Tomorrow, we will be breaking up into small groups to work at Hope. Some will work in the maintenance building, the Hope Ranch, the Hope Discovery Center.
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