Then on Sunday, with my sprained muscle finally healed, I got on my bike for the first time in weeks. It was quite a strange feeling but it was good to be back in the saddle again and I went to church in the morning. Julya was there because she's going home for a visit tomorrow, so it was also nice seeing her in town as well. She wanted to hang out with me before she left on Monday but after church I was in the mood to go home – and once I'm in the mood, I have to go otherwise I'll just stay in Apia all day doing nothing and then I have to wait until it's almost night time to go home. So what we ended up doing was going back to Sarah M and Candice's house – picked up Sarah's bike and Candice – and then huffed it to my house. This was the first time that I rode up my hill with someone else in tow and they were only the 2nd and 3rd person to bike up my hill (with Brian Smith being the first one). While I tell everyone that it's not a lot of fun biking up my hill(s) and it's quite a workout, they usually don't really get what I'm talking about until they actually do it. So we biked from Candice's house all the way to my house without stopping which is quite a feat but then Julya and Candice agreed with me – it's quite a ride and quite a workout. But they did it and I was proud, I think I may start a list now of all the people who can successfully bike up to my house. They have the Mountain Dew Challenge…I think I'll call mine the 'Mountain Doom Challenge'! Anyway, once we got to my house we just relaxed, rested and hung out for a while just chatting (this was the first time that Candice had been to my house – quite a way to get here). It was fun having people over and someone would think I'm Mr. Popularity now having 4 people over in one weekend. It has been a crazy weekend but I had a lot of fun and got to hang out with a lot of my fellow volunteers which was quite nice. Now though, I'm ready to rest, because tomorrow starts my two weeks of school with no break. Thank goodness for Mother's Day (which is a holiday here)!
BTW, if you're wonder what Tafao (Tu-F-Ow) means in English, one of its translations is 'To Hang Out' which is basically what I did all weekend. Lelei Tele! (Very good!)