Our last few days in El Salvador were busy and memorable- we continued to go out into the community, making home visits with our team. On our last day we went to the U.S. Embassy with Dra. M to give a presentation (in English!) about our activities in El Salvador. We don't have any pictures of this talk with us in our suits- security was intense! We were not allowed to wear watches or bring calculators (a calculator I am usually never without...), cell phones, etc., and we spent a lot of time at the entrance getting appropriate clearance, and going in one at a time into the screening security room. Only slightly intimidating, goodness! After that, though, we actually enjoyed ourselves quite a bit- we gave our presentation to 3 embassy officials and had a great, lively discussion with them about health care and medical education systems, and future exchanges between New Orleans and San Salvador. It was a nice wrap-up of our month!
We also had our last get together with the older persons group- they threw Lic. V a baby shower, and it was a great party! The room was decked out (as you can see from the pictures), there was a full meal, and lots of party games! The one pictured is where we all passed around a roll of toilet paper, and each person measured out what they thought the circumference of her belly was; the winner, a man in our group, got it exactly right! What a lovely group of people.