Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Countdown Begins

Well, it's been nearly 40 days and we have accomplished so much. Updating this blog on a regular basis has not been one of those things, so here it goes, starting at Day 1, straight from the ARC Group Journal.

Sunday, June 24th, Day 1
“Enlightenment must come little by little, otherwise it would overwhelm.” Idries Shah

This morning we started out trip with everybody together in Santa Maria, California. After 5 hours of driving, we pulled into Sequoia National Park. The highlights of the car ride were waiting in line at the bathrooms and Jen doing 110 jumping jacks.
At Sequoia, the first thing we did was to blindfold 5 lucky students, who were led by 5 very competent guides through the woods. The students learned about trust and about taking care of each other. After we satisfied our growling stomachs, we headed down the trail to see the General Sherman Tree. Everybody was amazed by how huge it was! Now we are getting ready for our backpacking trip. We can’t wait to get going!

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