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Kyari - Sitting in an Alligator
One of the first things Jade Griffin and Eric did was to take us tubing. This involves going down the local river and floating down the gentles and the rapids on an inflated tube. It was great fun and I don't regret doing it for a moment, but... Well, for one thing, my wimpy Dutch sun block simply isn't up to Reno grade sunlight. And on top of that, the water just washes it off. I don't think any of us escaped without considerable sun burn, though Beedoo! and I seemed to have been hit the hardest. Beedoo!'s burnt ankles merrily swelled in a painful manner while the skin flaked off of her shoulders, but the world's smallest violin surely played for me: I was red as a lobster all over. Consequence of the gentle Dutch sunlight?
Fortunately, we have some considerate friends. Kessalia and Delphine loaned us their sun burn spray, and our roommate Star was kind enough to buy and leave us two tubes of Aloe Vera gel. Thanks a bunch, guys! This and shamelessly going around shirtless in Jade Griffin's house for a few days made a big difference.
Me, I'm doing a lot better now that the blisters have come up and popped and my skin is falling off... :)
I think Arno was certainly in much more pain than me, but trying to get around with double-sized ankles was no picnic either... I had to resort to wearing the same crocs I wore on the river with no socks because it hurt to wear anything else.
I will say, though, that it's a good thing Arno burned on his front side. When I was snorkeling in Hawaii, I sunburned my back, butt, and legs, and found myself in intense pain every time I sat down, had to sleep face-down, and often found myself sticking to things, due to blisters breaking. ;p
And I must add that yes, Jade Griffin's girl Kyari is the most adorable child I have ever met. I have never met such a sweet, good-natured, polite, and smart child her age. She was saying "Ah-no" and "Beedoo" in response to us by the time we left, and even referred to me as "Auntie Beedoo." Awww!