Monday- We arrived about 6:00pm and were escorted by a tractor to our cabin. We called home that night to tell our parents about our living conditions for the next three months. Russ said that I was in shock--I knew what to expect, but actually realizing that were we moving in to an A- frame cabin in the woods took an adjustment. Russ became the exterminator as we moved into our cabin and explored the public bathrooms.
Tuesday- Rise and shine for 7:30 breakfast, and straight to work at 8:00. Russ went with the ropes course groupies for training, while I went and vacuumed cabins, cleaned sinks, moved furniture and other chores around camp.
Wednesday- 8:00 Russ and I were assigned cleaning together. Yeah!! To be together I mean. We along with three other people cleaned all three floors of the Beckham lodge--not fun scrubbing toilets and showers. We felt like hotel maids.
Thursday-I helped collect linens and other bedding from cabins and stocked all the linen closets. Russ had more training with the ropes course. A high school came to Aspen Grove for their senior sluff. For lunch they had a huge steak dinner, Russ was excited about eating the remainders for our lunch. Steak, baked potato and all. We hiked to First Falls in the evening, on the way we saw a horse, no a mule.....no it's a moose!
Friday-Russ had more ropes training, which included game-playing, lots of hard work went into that I'm sure. I cleaned blinds in cabins and cleaned the romper room were I'll be working for the summer. Several people commented on the stench of Lysol that permeated the room--if babies are going to be crawling around and touching things I wanted everything to be super sanitized. For lunch we had Nepalese food (one of the staff is from Napal, so the cook combined heads for a tasty treat)--lots of yummy curry, rice, hummus and yogurt.
Saturday- Russ had his first official day of work with guests on the ropes course. I got the day off-I went to town and ran some errands and visited Pebbles In My Pocket in Provo where I finally finished James' mission calendar. Yeah! I packed our things for the weekend, and as soon as Russ got off work we hopped into the car and drove to Syracuse so Russ could see the long-anticipated Star Trek movie with his brother Terry. We also loved to hold and get to know our knew blue-eyed beautiful niece, Jenna.
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