Pizza lunch at the orphanage and Belize Zoo
Belize Student Volunteer Trip
At 11AM we drove to the grocery store and bought 75 boxes of juice for the kids. Next, we went to the pizza restaurant to order 16 pizzas. We decided to eat our pizza at the restaurant as there is not enough room at the orphanage for us to sit down and eat with the kids. The staff and kids at the orphanage were so happy with the pizza and juices! They RARELY get such a treat as it is too expensive for them to purchase. There was NOT one juice or piece of pizza left over!!!!
All the Pacific Ridge students had a blast playing one last time with the kids after lunch.
'Mama', the main person that runs the orphanage, was VERY grateful to us for the great job we did at the orphanage and the construction site. She thanked me at least 4 times today. She also was extremely grateful for the toys and gifts we brought to the kids.
1:30PM. Off to the Belize Zoo. The zoo was very fun but there were several areas of the zoo still closed to the public. In Oct. 2010, Hurricane Richard caused extensive damage to several of the zoo enclosures. Luckily, the enclosures for the 5 types of cats (puma, jaguar, ocelot, jacaranda and margay) found in the Belizean jungles were open. We were able to get up close to most of the cats! The poor cats were very sluggish and panting due to the heat!
After our zoo tour, all of us went to the gift shop to get drinks and souvenirs.