Saturday, December 19, 2009
Day 82 November 9, 2009 Preparing for the water!
We started off the morning today with delicious French toast sticks, along with potato casserole, peanut butter, strawberry preserves, and maple syrup on the side. Following the wholesome meal, half the group left to go on the boat at 8:00am, and the other half went to the turtle sanctuary to do our service projects. We then all met up at twelve, shared some stories about our time, and then had some great egg salad sandwiches and cheese quesadillas. Fransisco taught us about how to clean the kayak’s properly to get rid of all the sand and salt. I tried to pay attention intently because our kayak expedition begins tomorrow! This will be our final water expedition on ECOEE. This time let’s do it right, lets learn and perform as leaders, and let’s finish with the seven principles of happiness in mind, (honesty, humility, forgiveness, generosity, courtesy, patience, and kindness). The group then got the food and personal gear ready, with instructions form Kim (LOD), we had an early de-brief, ate pizza for dinner, received awards from Elizabeth for our hard work on the service projects, then we got our final gear packed and ready to go. As I lay here now while writing this, I am filled with joy and excitement, because for the next 6 days and 7 nights we are taking it back to the backcountry once more. And I’m glad to do it with the 12 peers and instructors that I call my ECOEE family. I wouldn’t have it any other way.