This trip has been awesome! Before we left, a lot of us were nervous for a variety of reasons, but now...we're sad that it is almost over.
All of us, in one way or another, have pushed into our "Stretch Zone" and learned more than we could have imagined. By immersing ourselves in local communities, meeting local leaders and changemakers, interacting with the natural eco system, or even army crawling through endless mud (although our pants, shoes, and leggings have seen better days) we have had an unforgettable week.
Of course there were some fun "extras" we will all certainly never forget too. If it hadn't been for this trip for example, we would have never learned about Ms. Kahn's passion for Zumba or Mr. Cox's flare for fashion.
We made new friends and strengthened the bonds between existing ones. We learned how to turn nervousness into excitement and how to step out of our comfort zones. We made so many memories that we already treasure. All in all, this trip was an amazing experience that made an everlasting impact on our lives.
Sincerely Jack and Lane
PS- We have a lot more respect for the belted king fisher now too!