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Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekend Catch-Up

Since we haven't posted in a few days we thought we would update since they have been eventful.

Holy Cross headed out on Friday after a full week of activities. It was a wonderful week and a lot of great work was done. It was truly a pleasure to meet the students and to be with them.

On Friday we, along with Kathy, headed out to Hanover to meet with the principal of the grade school that we will be living in this summer. We figured it would be a good opportunity to talk with her, let her know about the program and begin to make plans for the summer. We will update more on this later.

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 60's. One of our former YL PVs Erica, who now works and lives in Charleston, came down for a visit.  We thought we would take advantage of the sunshine so we took a hike at Twin Falls on the moonshiner's trail.  We only got a little lost twice, but thanks to Erica's orienteering expertise we never got truly lost.  After spending the day outside, we were lucky enough to enjoy vegetarian chili with Arnie and Kathy at their house. We finished up the day by meeting the group of 13 students from Northern Illinois University (NIU) out in Mullens.  They arrived around 10pm and quickly got settled into their new home for the week.

On Sunday we all met up at Holy Cross for Mass.  After Mass the students went on their annual community bonding expedition and we made a quick trip to Twin Falls to again enjoy the sunshine.  We met up in the evening for their orientation and commissioning service.

The past three days went by very quickly, but they were full of a lot of wonderful memories.

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