“CEL-E-BRATE free time C’MON! Well there was a party going on at GRC with bracelet making, music jamming and lots of laughter too.” Today was our first day of what was called “unscheduled free time.” It began with some of the early risers choosing to grab a quick breakfast and attend one of the local Baptist church services. Those who chose to go were welcomed by everyone and had the exciting opportunity to witness a Bahamian church service. Other students didn’t bother setting their alarm clock and enjoyed their extra time for sleep, and then FINALLY decided it was time to put in their first load of laundry. Thank goodness we did to relieve others of our powerful stench that was starting to become deadly.
After lunch, most of us headed back to the lab, and to many of the girls surprise walked in on the boys crowded around a table making friendship bracelets. The only explanation they had for this was that, “real men make friendship bracelets.” The bracelet making quickly became contagious, and it turned into a memorable afternoon of bonding with one another, listening to music, but still remaining productive while we worked on our group projects to complete our whopping 45 minute presentation due this weekend.
All of our hard work stirred up quite an appetite as we headed over to dinner at 5:30. “Stuffed” with meatloaf and pizza we ventured back yet again to the lab for another one of Dr. Phil’s ever-so-entertaining lectures on reptiles, birds, and such. The night was capped off with the typical activities of euchre playing, a little more bracelet making, and asking final research questions. “We’re having lots of fun, we miss you too, oh how we wish we could CELEBRATE San Sal with you!”
-written by Lauren Cassel ’12 & Megan Gordon ’12