On day 3, we flew into Phaplu to visit the Zeke O’Connor School, at last!

That’s a lot of World Expedition duffels

The crew — still minus Justin and Roy… but they’re coming!

When we arrived, we had an amazing surprise: several of the teachers and many of the students came down to the airfield to meet us, with a greeting to Mary emblazoned across their banner!

Beautiful presentation of flowers and khatas

Mary finally gets to meet Principal Lhakpa Rinjee Sherpa, after several years of working together through SEHF

Grand welcome at the Everest Hotel in Phaplu!

Hotel room view (pic: Mary Kaye)

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