The anarchy of summer work and play is coming to an end.
Alex, currently working on support for the outdoor group, is frantically trying to find us a van for September. But support life is a busy one... and we worry that we will be unable to find something within our needs and budget before our planned start date approaches. Thankfully we have a crew of friends and family helping us with this hunt. Without the collaborated effort I am certain we would be lost in this mess of preparation.
I am in the final days of my English trip. Planning and executing lessons on trailer making, asking good questions, debates, and essay writing. Just yesterday I discovered a way to keep myself entertained throughout giving a debate lesson. I had the group (after listening to and viewing my illustrated representations of logical fallacies) gather onto a raft out on the river, and I led what I like to call "Dunk Debates". I ran various debates and had the group decide who lost (and why) and who needed to be sacrificed into the river. This lesson was wet, loud, aggressive, and hilarious. A great way to step into the end of my Boundless life.
In my down time, after marking and helping students with their efforts towards writing a thesis and drafting their essays for culmination, I plan. It has been difficult to allow my full focus go into the work that Alex and our families have been up to, but I am trying. With our ideal itinerary mapped out and a road atlas in my hand, I have confidence we will be heading out on the road by our desired start date... provided we can get our hands on a van.