Today we woke up to beautiful mountains and sunshine in Vang Vieng and we left with trailers loaded thanks to our support crew in Vientiane! In two days we have handed out over 100 balls and it didn't take us long today to start interrupting classes and get them playing with the big guy and myself! We are not going to lie.....but being both PE teachers, some times you need to put the pencils down and get that body moving and today we were successful twice getting classes to take break and enjoy a little chaos!
My favorite part of school was recess and any opportunity get moving! I was always the first one ready to go during break and the children here are no different. When we arrive at schools, the energy from the kids is amazing and it is so much fun to witness their enthusiasm! Today we played games, practiced skills and of course had a few laughs....It has been very special to ride through the hills and we are happy to help them channel that positive energy and provide them with the opportunity to enjoy sport and play!
My theory about the people believing Cyril was apart of the NFL Dallas Cowboys community outreach program was accurate when we met a teacher by the name of "La" who thought he is a professional American football player....just the confidence booster my guy needed to get him through the hills today....We are working together, similar to how rocky and Apollo join forces to defeat obstacles that seem so grand, but realistic when a common goal is achieved together...However, Cyril would say it is a little different from the hills in Manitoba...Our engines are running on "pho" (beef noodle soup), fruit and nuts...There is no Lance Armstrong dprogram out here....just a lot of heart...
We are now in the village of Kasi and we are starting to experience many hill climbs, but it seems effortless because we are doing what we love...If our ability to move, challenge ourselves and interact with others was taken away for us...we wouldn't be happy....
A toast to the adventure yet to come....