En-kata Maasai Choir Day 1. in San Antonio, Texas
Everyone was awake before 8am! Showered, dressed and excited for the day!
We drank a lovely cup of Chai, made by Jacob (although we were informed that Jacob’s ‘chai / sweet milk tea’ does not measure up to either Kim’s or Christine’s or Jan’s! And we had a bowl of oatmeal. They loved the oatmeal with honey and milk!
We unpacked all the merchendise that we’ll be selling at the “Faces of Change” choir programs – bags for the photobooks, necklaces, AIDS ribbons, stars… and everything looked beautiful!
Then we went to Walmart to buy towels. There were row after row after row of colour options for everyone to pick their own towel. 6 out of 9 chose bright red. Mathayo picked a red and blue striped towel. Maliaki and Isack picked beautiful blue towels. Jacob kept having me translate that they could have any colour they liked. They liked Red.
We went to the Alamo.
All day we’ve been meeting friendly people, taking pictures with everyone and anyone we meet here in San Antonio, Tx, handing out cards that give the schedule of where we’ll be singing, and gasping in wonder at trafic lights, high-rise buildings, side walks, and monuments.
We walked down the river walk and looked at ducks, and we had a great day.
We’re trying to keep everyone awake long enough to eat dinner, but eyelids are drooping now that it’s 6pm!