Meanwhile B.Weave went across the street to get us lunch: fried chicken, fries, oranges, cookies, DIET COKE, and water. She did fabulous at setting up our picnic that we then ate outside the Choma museum. The weather here is amazing; we have blue sky's, the sun is shining and we always have a slight breeze = perfection!
Next we headed to the market which was an experience for sure. There were a ton of hut-like stands set up all over the roads with people trying to sell various items ranging from tin cans to tube socks. I had my list ready and knew exactly what I was looking for (bracelets, chitenges, world cup shirts, and possibly a machete (yes, I wanted a machete).
I was really wanting to put my bartering skills to practice, by trading pens/hair ties for something in the market, but I am not very aggressive and obviously I don't have what it takes! However, after purchasing more chitenges I finally was able to barter with a man at the market. Rach and I each traded 5 hair ties and three pens for machetes, no big deal! We walked away proud :)
After another fabulous dinner by Leonard, we headed over to Ms. Mono's house to show her our chitenge fabrics for her to make us dresses and aprons. I walked out with ordering 6 aprons and 1 dress plus I bought another one of her bags on the spot (couldn't resist!), Rachel ordered 3 aprons, and Lacey ordered 6 aprons and a dress too plus she bought 2 more bags. If you can't tell Ms. Mono is pretty awesome with what she does!