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Mailbag Monday #7

Today_we_continue our Mailbag Monday series…

Dear David,

Hi my name is Delons.  I am 10 years old and I in 4th grade.  I was wondering do you ever get tired.  Do you ever miss home?  Are you excited to go to new places?



Pyramids behind, looking out over Lake Patzcuaro with our host, Bruno

Dear Delons,

Great to hear from you!  I do get tired.  We all do.  Abundant food and rest usually rejuvenates my energy store and alleviates my sore muscles.  Sometimes that isn’t enough, however.  I recently became afflicted with some food poisoning (prime suspect: beef tacos from a few days) and it takes much more rest and some medicine to feel well again.

I do miss home and times like this cause me to miss home the most; a comfy bed and a mother’s love always seem to be the best remedy when fighting illness.  While home and a North Dakota summer often occupy my mind, I always look forward to what is ahead.  Here in Mexico, we have met incredible people and families, seen volcanoes, pyramids, and butterfly sanctuaries, and experienced an entirely new culture.  No matter how nauseous I feel, my appetite and thirst for the road ahead is always perked when I think about lies ahead.

Thanks for your message!  We are currently staying with a family in Valle de Bravo.  By tomorrow, I should be well and ready to hit the road!



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  1. Allison Stoltz #

    Hello David,

    Sorry to hear that the tacos didn’t treat you very well. Hope your rest is making you well.

    We were just wondering what your goal was for the amount of money you want to raise and how much you have raised.

    Tell the others Hola!

    Ms. Stoltz’s Class

    January 10, 2012
    • Thanks, Ms. Stoltz. I’m feeling better, but it appears Nathan isn’t doing well. We hope another day of rest will see us healthy and back on the road.

      Our goal is to raise $60,000, the amount needed to build a home through Habitat for Humanity in North Dakota. At last update, we had raised nearly $10,000.

      Will do! Thanks for the questions!

      January 10, 2012
  2. Great concept for a blog feature!

    January 13, 2012

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