A Creek Runs Through It
Well, even though we didn’t find any Shoshone arrowheads in the creek-bed yesterday, we sure had a lot of fun. It was a little wet outside, but we didn’t care, that’s what rain gear is for. The sun even peeked through a couple of times. As I recorded information on a soaked piece of paper, the air was filled with laughter as my students found joy in being outdoors. I am always impressed with this group of young people as they continually find a way to make the best out of any situation. Whether it’s quoting movies, making up stories about being lost in the woods and miraculously finding all the supplies we need, or just being downright silly, these kids know how to have fun.
They had a mission to accomplish and they did it. Then, in a celebratory mood, they decided to ford the creek, going downstream as a group tied together with rope instead of trudging through the wooded banks back to the cars. I don’t know how I ended up in the water with them, but there I was in my hip waders, sloshing through the muddy water, laughing all the way.
I really can’t remember a time when I had this much fun outdoors. And eventhough I ended up getting soaked up to my waist, this is a memory I won’t soon forget. My hope is that these students will look back on their year(s) here at KVCS and remember these times when they worked together to accomplish something.
It’s only been three months since school started and already this group has had more opportunities than I did my entire time in high school.