Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Moroccan Easter

So today is Easter, which in Morocco means absolutely nothing. Not that I was really looking forward to celebrating this holiday, it's just weird. Today I woke up early, like always, and went on a two hour exploration of my host father's fields. He pointed out traditional ways of farming and some of the historical points of interest in town. We really had a good time, and frankly it was all I needed to feel good on this holiday. For a brief second I thought about trying to explain Easter to my host family, but then decided that trying to tell a Muslim family about the resurrection of Jesus and a bunny hiding eggs was a bit beyond my language skills.

I don't have much time to talk today, so I think I will just give a few little updates.

I went to some amazing waterfalls last weekend. We camped very cheap in this huge berber (local tribal) tent and had a fantastic time. Oh, I saw monkeys, yes monkeys, I am happy.

I find out where I will be working for the next two years on Friday, which is exciting and frightening. I'll keep you all posted on this.

Other than that, not much else is new. When I have more time I will give some more in depth info and possibly put up some pictures.

Hope everyone is doing well, I miss you all. Send me some emails, I enjoy updates.


  1. Happy Easter Steve-o! We are thinking about you, and miss you! Bri and I are just hanging at home today, nothing big going on here! Hope you are doing wonderful! We love you!

  2. Steven:

    Wow! You are so lucky to get to have such an experience! I am taking all of your blogs and putting them in a notebook for Josh. He will think this is really cool! He is taking WASL's this week--and not real happy about it as you can imagine! Otherwise, our lives currently consist of soccer and school. I am going to Nashville with your mom and my mom in May--looking forward to seeing Brian and Angie. Have a great day!

  3. Steve,
    Who would have thought the city boy would end up on the farm! How are the turkeys? To think I use to complain with just dogs, birds, hamsters, fish, etc. At least we never had donkeys.