Monday, July 12, 2010

Trekking

Back in May, my school put on a “trekking”…I’m not sure why they didn’t call it a hike..but sure. So we trekked through the beautiful mountains here in Ipatinga!

What we did was actually a competition. There were nine groups, with crazy looking maps, compasses, and timers…the goal was to find our way through the woods, using the exact amount of time to get from point to point, where there were people waiting to clock us in. Whoever did things at the correct time were the winners.

Guess who won????

Well it certainly wasn’t my team. Where did we place? Last. Dead last. Why? Because instead of letting the kids take over and have a good time, we bunch of controlling Moms, who wanted nothing more than for their babies to win. Who also thought they knew better than the instructors and anyone else who tried to help them. But, I digress.

We managed to have a good time despite all the competitiveness. Here is proof:

My cute group before we started

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The Mommas helping us win

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After we reached the summit

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One of the other teachers and I

*Also let it be known I’m all about national pride, but that color yellow, on my pasty white skin…not cute.

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I didn’t get a picture of us when we finished, but let’s say it had been raining all night the night before and stopped just in time for us to start our trekking. So the way down was slippery and quite treacherous. A lot of people fell, a few got hurt. After close to five hours, we were tired, muddy, and hungry. Thankfully for the winning team and the professors (woo hoo!) we went to a FABULOUS rodizio, and it was all paid for. We were definitely grateful for that! It was well earned!

6 comments:

Jim said...

Very nice. I think the yellow t-shirt gives you a nice glow.

Linds said...

i like it too :) I wish something like that existed here! A scavenger hike or something... that would be so excellent.

Nani said...

That looks fun! I love the yellow t-shirt on you! I agree with the first comment. It actually gave you a nice glow.

:)

Vanessa Rogers said...

England and the other UK speaking countries distinguish between a trek and a hike. One of them includes spending the night on the hike. That maybe why your school called it trekking, except that they got it backwards as a trek is the longer more difficult one.

The Roaming Southerner said...

You look much better in Yellow than I did. I also wanted to say that my last post was inspired by your previous (a few previouses) post about adjusting. Thanks for putting it out there!

Eve said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Love the yellow shirts! :)