Sunday, March 1, 2009

Memories of Saturday

We learned and sang songs in several languages
from different parts of the world: Africa, India,
China, Norway --- there were songs in French,
songs in Spanish, plus songs from movies,
broadway, R&B, D. C. Go-Go, and disco!

Singing "Lean on me." Lyrics: Lean on me, when
you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help
you carry on. So, it won't be long, when I'm going
to need, somebody to lean on. You just call on me
brother, when you need a hand, we all need
somebody to lean on. I just might have a problem,
that you'd understand, we all need somebody to
lean on.

Marshmallows on sticks by the campire

We learned a song from India that was translated,
We shall all succeed, and learned that it was the
same as We shall overcome in English! What a
wonderful, sharing moment!

Scouting for more pine branches

Making fire

Standing in the primitive food section where rabbit, venison,
eggs, and bread were literally cooked on sticks
and stones in the fire.

Celebration of the "Kung Fu Tigers" after
building the shelter out of wood, pine, and leaves.

After making fire

Celebrating making fire using magnesium strikers

Boiling water after it was collected from the
lake behind them

Drinking hot chocolate from "add water" packets.
The water came from the lake behind them, it was

Stablizing the sticks for the shelter

Reflecting after making rope from tree bark

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