Our 6 night roadtrip concluded by getting back to EBI on March 19 in time for the 1 pm graduation of 6 seniors (see April 2 post). Since the teachers were all on campus for the graduation, we also had a local PAMI board meeting that evening. With only one night in our nice guestroom beds at EBI, we then headed out for another 5 night roadtrip, beginning with a post-graduation picnic at hotspring pools in Irosin. This was meant as a despedita party for all PAMI worker families and EBI students to attend. Food was prepared early in the morning at EBI and brought along. We also brought some snack foods from the U.S. to share (craisins, beef jerky, nutella & peanut butter, Reese’s Pieces, Gummi-Bears, etc.). Two jeepneys were reserved to make this special trip. A bunch of us enjoyed riding on the roof. There was much eating and laughter, water play and swimming races, singing, and an informal all-workers meeting was held towards the end. Then in the late afternoon, one jeepney brought some of us to the ferry boat terminal in Matnog (to go on to Samar) and the other jeepney brought people back to EBI.