June 21st: Since we finished our project at the hospital this morning we went to a local park to just clean it up a little bit! We did not know what we got ourselves into! Our jobs were to clean vines off of rock walls, clean a pond area, and to pick up trash. There was a lot of vines.. A LOT. We were scheduled to be at the sight from 11-4. But we finished at 12:30! Seriously these people are some of the hardest working people that I have ever met. We had time to even go into a Cathedral that was built in the 800’s. These buildings overwhelm me. There is history EVERYWHERE. The house I grew up in was built in 1910, and I thought that was really old. Some of these plac s were built before Christ. Can you imagine if the walls could talk? The stories they would tell? I love thinking about who all has been through the doors, and the lives that have been changed in these churches.
After some food, and showers my roommate and best friend made the journey to the OUA monastery to do laundry! While the laundry was being eased we sat on the terrace and watched the sunset as we blogged, talked, and watched movies. One mini photoshop later I now have multiple ways to remember these happy moments. I know that I keep saying this, but these people are freaking awesome. They have done so much for the community of Arezzo, and for ourselves. I am happy to wake up early to see my friends, and I am so glad that this trip has brought us so much closer. Thanks Italia, I truly thank you.