Sunday, October 4, 2009
Journal Entry day 5, Thursday Aug. 20 Josh Boyer
It was a beautiful morning as we woke up and got ready to eat breakfast. It seemed like we were all a little more awake and ready for the day. Maybe because we all know that we were going to Dickson Mounds! After breakfast a lot of us went to Wal-Mart to buy food that the chefs needed for the next few days. A few guys stayed at Horn and worked on what we have with our rations list and took down tables so we would have the room open for equipment checks.
Equipment checks were a little hectic. Jeff went through all the clothes and equipment that we should be bringing to the backcountry. It turns out that there are a lot of people who didn’t have everything that they needed, but no one’s perfect. But that’s something we need to get done before we leave to head for Canada.
After all the equipment checks were done, it was finally time to head for Dickson Mounds. We arrived there and I really didn’t know what to expect. Mike, who was our interpreter there, did a great job explaining and showing tons of history about the local Native Americans who used to dwell in this same area. It was a great place to spark your imagination and interests on Native Americans, and just history itself. I felt very inspired as well as everyone else after we left that place.
You can tell we are getting more and more anxious to leave for Canada as the days go on. I know it’s going to be great! It will be a great time and a great learning experience for all of us. It is only a few more days until we leave and I can’t wait.
“I love nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”