Wantoat Visit August 2004

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A crowed gathered to welcome us when we arrived at the airstrip
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New friends helped carry our stuff 900 feet up the mountain
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Our new home - Umbaku village
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Our new village family were incredibly kind and generous to us
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They have given us this very nice village house to use
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Our living room / kitchen / radio room
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Crowds always gathered to see Anna
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Everyone wanted to meet her and hold her
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She handled all the attention with her typical calm demeanor
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She was just as popular with kids as with adults
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Anna's future playmates - Not the pigs :-)
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We began building relationships and learning the language
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People enjoyed teaching us their language and culture
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A big job was to set up the solar panel to run the radio
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Anna loved the extra time with Daddy that village life provided
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Of course there was time with Mommy, too
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Taro gardens are a major source of food for the Wantoat people
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Ready to hike back down the mountain to meet our plane

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