Prince Harry has come and gone.
I had to take these shots over the heads of a few people as I stood on my tip toes a few feet away. I even manged to get a quick video of him as well. The initial spot where we chose to stand was soon found by several international journalists who crowded around the prince making it difficult for anyone to get a clear photo but them. The crowd near us screamed angrily at the photographers to get out of the way so they could just get a glimpse of the prince. It is a miracle there was not a stampede or an altercation with the press.
Early in the afternoon I had walked over to see how the workers were doing with the set up for the prince's visit and this is what I found:
the street was closed off
the trees and the median were touched up earlier in the week
but the fences for the crowd to stand behind were still being set up
vendors were getting set up and some people were out there cooking already
the media area was ready to go
the press stand was set up
lights were being put in place
chairs were avilable for a chosen few
the new street sign was in place
We have a lot of great memories of the event. And we are truly grateful we got to participate in this history making event for Belize. This was not only Prince Harry's first visit to Belize but his first time on an official tour of the Caribbean for the Queen.
536. the beauty of these little Garifuna girls.
537. children posing for their parents
537. beautiful costumes on beautiful ladies
538. cute little couple dancing for the crowd
539. Tom being willing to stand and wait with me for two hours before the prince showed up
540. Our neighborhood street being chosen for this honor
541. Tom being interviewed by a reporter from ABC New York.
542. Seeing our neighbors and sharing this exciting night together.
543. Getting a few good close up shots of Prince Harry.
544. Having the YWAM crowd with us and sharing my photos with them.
545. Enjoying the food and the street party afterwards.
546. Spencer speaking at church about DTS (Discipleship Training School)
547. The Chinese people in our church beaming as Spencer greeted the crowd in Mandarin.
548. Hearing testimonies from several students visiting from the University of Florida.
549. The creativity of their dramas and dances.
550. Their college pastor giving today's sermon.
551. Spending Sunday afternoon with a good book while Tom watched a few NBA games.
552. Cool refreshing rain and wind.
553. The sun coming out and fresh smelling laundry on the line.
554. Finding Tootsie Rolls at the supermarket.
555. Having enough food available when an unexpected guest shows up for lunch.
556. Spencer's friends feeling so comfortable in our home.
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