Today came suddenly – my, John, and Giorie’s last work-day
on site. We went out with a (hammer) bang, and nearly completed nailing in all
the caibros and half of the roof
As the Secretary of Education, Lucianna, along works weekday
mornings, we will be leaving early tomorrow morning for Pocone so that we can
visit her with our updated census data and our beautiful new map of the
Transpantaneira and Cuiaba River. Then after a night in Pocone, we will be on
our way to Cuiaba where Ethan is picking up a biologist from Arizona State
University, Bobby, interested in the Pantanal, and possibly in running a field
camp or study abroad program at PCER. Ethan will be showing off the Pantanal to
Bobby and his girlfriend for most of the next week.
Its sad to be leaving our team and the work site, but we
know it is in good hands with Joao and Jorge and possibly one more as Jorge
will also be departing tomorrow to pick up his nephew in Cuiaba who will be
joining the construction team.