It was September 19-21, 2008 when the Pathfinders were scheduled to camp at Woodland Acre. I was so excited and thrilled of being able to join and participate in this kind of activity. Big part was because it was my first time of Camping in a new place, new people, new culture, new weather and new environment. I am curious of how they will spend the whole weekend, of how they hold pathfinder campouts. Is it the same with our place back in the Philippines when it comes to activities and programs. It was 3:00pm when we left the College View Church and around 3:45pm when we reached the place. The camp site was so beautiful. It was safe and with complete facilities when it comes to camping necessity...i mean the rest room and shower room...i believe there was a cottage but we did not use it because all the campers slept in the tent. I had difficulty in the weather because I easily get cold even the rest of the campers were not. In the first evening, we had a great supper and a worship...not much of fun because all the campers were tired. Upon ariving in the area, all the campers were busy setting up the big tent for cooking and eating...and the small tents for sleeping. There were almost 80 campers attended. In the Sabbath morning, we were awaken by an early call for breafast. A bit difficult for me because the sorroundings were cold. The morning sabbath, we had a worship and in the afternoon, we worked for our honors. That is a study on a special skill where we are given an honor if we finish and accomplish all the requirements. The Saturday evening was all fun. Games for the kids and baking onions and apples for the adults...great experience for me. The following day, Sunday, we went out the woods, cleaned, cut logs, splitted it and arranged it. Tiring activity but it is fun. Almost 3:00pm when we went home.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I stayed here in Lincoln, Nebraska for almost four months now and still I do not have the permit to work so I stayed most of the time at home. I applied already to have the license to work here but my friends told me that it will take time. While waiting, i enrolled in an online course called the Tax Preparation. It is from October to December only but it will give lots of benefits for those who will enroll. I enrolled in Jackson Hewitt Tax Service just along the 27th street near the Oriental Market but since i was late for real class...i mean attending the room class, i enrolled in an online class. I will say that it benefit me a lot since I do not have yet the license to drive so i can study at home. I do not need to wake up early or wear good dress for school, i do not consume gasoline and time in going to school, can go camping and do outdoor activities with the time i want...But of course I have to do my part. We have a discussion online...giving comments and answering assignments...and lot more for us to understand the subject. They gave us books as our guide and that help us a lot.