01.06.2007 - 03.06.2007
Friday we went rafting and I have never been so cold in my life! It started out to be a beautiful sunny day and pretty much just as we got to the waters edge we heard thunder and it poured down. Even though it was cold it was still pretty fun and definately different from my trip down the river on Monday. At times we had about 10 metres visability in front of us, which wasn't always the best, but it was pretty cool rafting through all the fog too.
The river we raft in is controlled by a dam. They fill it every morning and empty it every afternoon which means that they can control the size of the rapids. I think where they get the water from plus the lack of sun warming the river is why it is one of the coldest rivers.
Saturday is our day off from camp so Brian and I went to the Mall of Georgia (one of the biggest shopping centres in Georgia) and did some shopping. They have some pretty cool stores including a sporting place called Dick's which has an indoor rock climbing wall inside. They have a vending machine there which sells neutrogena make up and beauty products. Bizarre. Apparently there is an ipod vending machine too.
We then went back to camp and that night a few of us ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant and then headed on to this wild redneck pub and had some drinks. It was a fun night.
In the morning we woke up and a few of the boys took Brian and I to Bull Sluice, another river you can raft in but this time in South Carolina. The cool thing about this place is that there are heaps of cylindrical rock holes under the water. One part of the rapid there is a hole in the rock you can jump down so the water flows over your head but you can still breathe while being under the water. They call this the toilet bowl. I didn't go swimming, just took pictures of the boys having fun.
At the moment the kids are checking in for their week at camp and tonight there will be a big camp fire where we sit in the amphitheatre and sing songs and do skits. Brian fixed the sound system for them as they don't seem to know what they are doing so there will be music and stuff playing too. Tonight starts the beginning of Summer Camp for the next 8 weeks, but we leave on week 7.
Tomorrow I start teaching athletics and space exploration classes. I'm pretty nervous especially about Space ex coz I don't know what I am talking about. Brian seems to have his Golf Merit Badge plans under wraps though. He gets to drive around in a buggy all day
We got our staff uniforms the other night so now I can look like everybody else. I don't have a scout uniform but I am borrowing one coz they want me to start marching at formation.
Ok well we have to go get ready now, keep us updated on what's happening back home.