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Monday, June 28, 2010

life is old there, older than the trees

Whew. First week of camp is finished! Thirty-seven miles down the Shenandoah later I find myself with a strange PFD tan and a few bruises from jumping in and out of the canoes, but also with a smile on my face and lots of canned meat in my belly. All-in-all, a fantastic four day adventure floating from site to site camping alongside the river having packed everything we needed. "Country Road" is probably still resonating throughout the valley, having sung it multiple times a day for the past week. What better way to learn about "Keeping the Earth" (our summer curriculum) than to experience it 24/7 without the niceties of AC and bathing!

I'm currently sitting at my house in Maryland feverishly working on paperwork/fundraising for next year. To-do list in hand, I intend on tackling a good bit of it today. Wish me luck. I just received a packing list from the main Global Mission office as well--how exciting! Next years adventures are becoming more and more real. Now I just have to get all of my stuff together (hence the week off from camp). Thoughts and prayers are appreciated as I begin to transition around my time at Caroline Furnace.

A big thank you to family and friends who have been a great help and support throughout the past few months! Love you all. Congratulations again to Joel and Danielle--your wedding was a highlight of my summer for many reasons. I look forward to seeing family and friends here and there throughout the summer! For now, it's back to the grindstone of organization and getting things done! Peace to you all.

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