Heres my report on Tobago so far:
Roads: the roads are much nicer than Trinidad's. No highways, a lot of steep hills, and plenty skinny roads, but there in good repair. This is nice cause we drive around a lot.
People: the people are VERY nice. Much nicer than people in Trinidad, probably cause they aren't so rushed and because there is not so much crime. People really just let you talk to them, and its wonderful to get to do so.
Weather: A lot cooler than Trinidad's. Maybe its just been a cool week, and i'm sure it gets hotter, but Its a nice breeze almost all the time and its perfect to me, especially in the shade or during the evenings.
My apartment: this has been a source of a large part of my stress. Its a nice apartment, but its been pretty poorly kept. All my spare time is either spent cleaning, doing leadership responsibilities, writing in my journal, scarfing down what food I have time to eat or unpacking. I'm still not all the way unpacked, but mostly so. I cleaned out the fridge and freezer today, that was a huge task. My future wife better appreciate my desire to live in a clean home (and to cook good healthy meals). A next thing I love is my bed is a real spring mattress, and I sleep like a rock every night on it.
My companion: Elder Horsley is great. It is just his 3rd transfer but he is doing a great job and is a very hard worker. I haven't worked so hard in my mission. Thats part of the reason i'm not settled in yet, we have had so many appoinments that we just don't have time to have full lunches. Its kinda nice really, and we are seeing the blessings from it. Here he is driving the car! He is from Colorado BTW, and is 18. What a hard working obedient stud!
My diet: I'm not sure why i'm including this in here, probably just cause. I normally have cereal for breakfast, lunch is whatever we throw together, and dinner is usually just a small snack. Dinner is a struggle cause we don't take it (no one in our mission really does) and we just usually eat when we are at home for the night, but I can't take my acne medicine when I have had food for an hour or so before or 2 hours after, So i'm eating really light at night and trying to get through with that. perhaps I will try taking it in the morning after studies... Thats a good idea!
That is all for this week I guess. It you have any questions about the island, let me know and I will try to answer it the best I can next week.
Sincerely, Elder Jeppson
Here is another pic for ya. did you know Zebras were down in the Caribbean? I wonder if they are indigenous to Tobago...