Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day 1 - Heather Carlberg

Day 1, ECOEE Group Journal
August 13th, 2011
“Don’t go where the path may lead, but go where it doesn’t and leave a trail”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, we arrived at Horn Field. We were all a little nervous, I think. We got settled into
our cabins, with the boys on one end, girls on the other, and Jeff and Steve in the middle.
Brandon, Justin, and Corey all got in a little late, so the day was already in the hole. However, Jeff gave us our what-fors, assigned committee relevant tasks, while he, Katy, Corey, Monica, and Sarah went grocery shopping for our days at Horn. Justin, Nikki, Brandon, Molly, and I prepared the individual ground tarps, the cooking group tarps, and Jeff and Steve’s personal tarp, as well as cut the guy ropes and the bear bag ropes. Tony and I also collaborated to plan the LOD/ALOD (Leader Of the Day/Assistant Leader Of the Day) duties and responsibilities. We figured out we were going to Spring Lake to learn more about the boats, the paddles, and paddling in general. We discussed how the group is, and where we all are as a group and as individuals. We also set up a tentative itinerary to outline what needs to be accomplished. After Jeff and the rest of the grocery gang got back from Walmart, dinner was starting to be prepped, and we all had a few minutes to settle down before we had to help set up tables, chairs, and set places at the tables. We had chicken wings, leftover salad, fruit, chex mix, and oreos for dessert.

After we ate and cleaned up, we had a discussion on WEA Journals, and the group
journal, as well as LOD/ALOD duties and responsibilities. We then had a debrief of the day, and then Tony and I briefed everyone on the next day’s plan, which included breakfast at 7, a lesson on Risk Management, learning about the different parts of the boat, the paddle, getting in and out of the boat, and learning the different paddling strokes. After, we held a Q and A session with Tony and I, and then we were free to go to bed and prepare the next day.

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