When I was in La Crosse I found Aromatherapy books and oils in town and got them for my mom. I had a good day and I am very excited for tomorrow and all that will happen. I hope My family and friends are able to meet my in La Crosse. I want to say hi to everyone for the last time so Hi to Chuck, My Mom, My Dad, My Brother, everyone in St. Maries & Plummer, Palm Bay & Vero Beach, and all the people at S.E.S.!
May 10, Wednesday-
Then we were on our way to Victory, WI. In Victory I got to call Chuck on his Birthday. So for everyone to participate in
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Chuck, I hope you had a good one!!
After that I went down to the beach and played with sparklers at our bonfire and then went to bed around 9:30pm. All in a days work.
I forgot to wish my parents Happy Anniversary on May 8, so Happy 19th Anniversary Sue and Gilbert Pfister! An Happy belated mothers day to a wonderful and loving Mother!! I want to say I to Chuck, My Mom(Sue Pfiser), My Dad(Gil Pfister), My Little Brother(Rob Pfister), my two dogs(Frodo and Brittany), all the people in St. Maries & Plummer, all the people in Vero Beach & Palm Bay, and all the rockin' folks at S.E.S. !!
May 9, Tuesday-
After my nap time the group went to the Effigy Mounds and observed the designs of the mounds and all the nature around them. Next, I went to the Villa Louie. I won't recommend it to anyone who likes to explore or be independent.
Brooke and I then went crazy on the boat in our down time. Our crazy antics were deserving of a torturous tar and feathering. Then we had an opporturity to wash our laundry and take a real shower. After our four mile hike at the Effigy Mounds we were all tired and hit the sack early.
I was tired and welcomed the night but not without wishing good night and good day to those I care for, Chuck, My Mom, My Dad, My Brother, those in St. Maries & Plummer, and Vero Beach & Palm Bay, and all the great folks at S.E.S.!
May 8, Monday-
In Guttenberg Brooke and I
ran off the boat to the public restrooms. Upon reaching the restrooms
after or short sprint, we washed our hair for the 1st time on the trip
(yeah!) ! To kill time we all participated in a game of ultimate frisbee,
but our game was inturpted but the discovery of baby turtles tring to
make their way to the shore.
Ater teaching I went to the town Library to contact home for the 1st time. Then I hung out with Andrea and we searched the town for some good music to buy. We asked some locals if they had any good store that would sell music. One of the young boys stood up and proudly stated "It's Guttenberg" and that was supposed to communicate to us that of course they don't. Then we explored and sure enough they didn't.
Later that night Andrea, Becky, and I made up a river dance. They we had a marvelous dinner made by Andrea and I. After the Dinner, we had a little group bonding at the park ond swing set and then we finally all made it to bed at around 11:00pm. What a wonderful day, it could only surpassed by the company of my loved ones, who I would like to say hi to: Chuck, My mom, My dad, My Bob, and all the folks Plummer and St. Maries, &, Vero Beach and Palm Bay, & all the Peops at S.E.S.!
May 6th, 2000 - This morning I had butterfly's in my tummy! I was a little nervous about meeting all of these people. My mom took me to Hamline in the morning and of course we were late leaving our house but we still made the boat. Once I met everyone in the crew I knew this would be a great time! The van ride to Dubuque was long but a beautiful drive. About 2/3 of the way there the car's out of gas light went off and there was no sight of a gas station. After a few minutes of tense desperation a town came to view and we all hoped that we would be saved but, they didn't have a station either! oh no ! Well about five minutes later we came upon another town and they has a gas station. The rest of the drive went well. We arrived in to Dubuque and all was well. After a enjoyable meal, we found our way to the marina and meet the rest of our crew. Dubuque smelled like a factory, so I was anxious to get to open water. I then got to meet Ike. He is a interesting guy, and I hope to get to know him better. After we all met, we wanted to put out on the Mighty Mississippi. One prob, our boat was stuck. After a lot of elbow greese and rope burn we finally got the majestic Lille Belle out of the Harbor. The river was more open and pristine than I had expected. I had never been through a lock before so I was excited to go through my first one today. After I learned the how's and why's of the lock we were past it and I found myself indulged in the beauty of the sunset on the Mississippi River. I tried to draw a picture but I am not espically artistic, so I tried to capture the image of the brilliant pink/orange lining that made me smile and think of the people I love and miss and the soothing blue cloud that gently put me to sleep. I love and miss everybody. I want to say hi to: Chuck, My mom, My dad, My little brother, all the people & relatives in St. Maries & Plummer, Idaho, all the people & relatives in Palm Bay & Vero Beach, Flordia, & and Last but certainly not least, All the wonderful teachers, students and staff at the wonderful School Of Environmental Studies at the Minnesota Zoo (S.E.S.).!
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