I’ve been told that May through October or so is the rainy season here, but we hadn’t had much of it at all, until yesterday, that is. There was quite a heavy drenching yesterday morning–enough, in fact, to leave standing water on the infield and warning track areas; thus, most of practice was called off. Today, though, the sun is rising on mostly clear skies.

Rex, at the embassy in Santo Domingo, sent me an email inviting me to join a tour to La Cueva de las Maravillas (The Cave of Wonders) this Saturday put on by the Fulbright Scholars Association in the capital. According to the website linked to above, no photography is allowed. Why? No idea. It seems rather ludicrous. Maybe all the flashbulbs going off would degrade the Taino cave paintings. 😥

At any rate, it should be a fun trip. Lunch is included in the price. The bus is going to pick me up on the highway at Boca Chica and drop me off there on the way back.

It appears that the new contract will begin on Oct. 6th and run through August 5th, next year. The baseball camp reopens about Oct. 15th, but I have to be here a week early in order to conduct some workshops about teaching English to Dominican school teachers in Samana, the whale-watching capital in the northern part of the country. More later.