Saturday, June 29, 2013

Virginia Beach!

Trip number 2 of 9 is in the books, and I'm glad it is! We're cruising right along through the summer, and I was reminded of how hot and humid it is in Virginia! I'm sure it felt good to jump into the ocean, but our group of travelers weren't too impressed with the ocean, so we stayed under the beach umbrellas for about 30 minutes, then decided it was time for lunch :) Thank goodness Virginia Beach has a lot to see other than the ocean!

 This is a glimpse into one of my many job responsibilities....luggage! Coordinating luggage for 21 people is quite the task! We took over one of the floors at our hotel, and this was the scene on the morning we left.
We spent one afternoon on a dolphin watching boat! We saw a lot of dolphins, but it was hard to get a good picture! I was content just sitting on the boat, it felt good to cruise around! 

This was one of those weeks where I was reminded how lucky I am to have this job. I got to meet one of the best travelers ever. He is non-verbal, but still found a way to be the coolest person ever! The last night, as we were getting everyone ready for bed, he just came over to me, grabbed my hand, and led me around the hotel for about 20 minutes. We just strolled around, and went to check everything out. Eventually, he just led me back to his room, and hopped right into bed. All it took was a 20 minute walk to make me forget about all of the behaviors, issues, and bouts of diarrhea we had dealt with all week. That is why I love this job!
Of course, while we work hard all week, we like to have fun on the weekends. I finally got to see the Rockies play at Nationals Park. Even though it was hot, and everyone ended up sunburned, the Rockies won, and we had a blast! 

These next two weeks are going to be a bit of a break. We're having retreat weeks, which is where the travelers come to the camp and get to do all of our camp activities. I'm looking forward to being back in the camp environment, and also being able to sleep in my own bed! After these two weeks though, it's five straight weeks of traveling, starting with our first trip to Dollywood! 

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