The Dooley family is our mentor family as we settle into life at Kudjip and they have been wonderful. Our second week here they took us down to the hydroelectric dam to play in the water. This power source is a huge blessings and I’ll blog more about that later. It also creates a fun play place as well as kaukau (sweet potato) washing station and rock collecting resource for various projects around the hospital station. Next to collecting bugs, gathering rocks is a favorite activity for our young Masons. Between the water and the rocks I’m sure visiting the hydro will become a favorite activity.
Nathan and I also got to drive for the first time. While the hydro is within walking distance from the house, in the afternoon sun it’s a longish walk, so we took the Land Cruiser (a necessary vehicle to make it over the bumpy roads in PNG). The driver’s seat is on the right side of the vehicle and we drive on the left hand side of the road. It’s a little strange and I kept grabbing the door to try and change gears before remembering I needed to use my left hand. But I successfully drove on the left side of the road for the first time! (Going 10 miles an hour on the station and never meeting another vehicle, but that’s only a minor detail, right?!).