Today I made 8 or 10 trips across town to visit a sick Brian, meet folks at school, give messages back and forth, find out blood test results (Brian's - not malaria or dengue fever, apparently), buy plane tickets (August 4th to Guanaja), and hit school and home at the right time for meals and study. I also rode in mototaxis twice to Hacienda San Lucas, a wonderful sunny hike with the morning group which included a visit to the village of La Pintada, and a wonderful rainy hike with Sarah, Maureen, and Louise from the afternoon group. Los Sapos (PHOTO 1) is a very special place, a rock outcropping in the jungle with carvings of a toad and other mysterious images and is thought to have been a Maya birthing place in the old days. Close by in the village of La Pintada we observed too many sad mother dogs (PHOTO 2), shopped for weavings in their cooperative (photo 3) and thought all the kids were darling. PHOTO 4 is the afternoon group waiting out the rain at Hacienda San Lucas; it didn't so we hiked anyway, and the rest of them borrowed huge golf umbrellas. PHOTO 5 is a shot of our salsa lessons - we enjoyed Nelson and got some good exercise in the bargain.