I am on the road driving now so no time to write... However a few of the freshmen have taken the reigns. The following is a recap of day 6 (maybe today they will write a 5.5 - I didn't get a chance to squeeze in the last night festivities of the dance off and the sing off - very creative and entertaining)
Hey Cat! Here's the blog for today sorry it's late! Have a safe trip home.
Today was probably the busiest day we've had! We woke up as usual for morning practice and although it was quite choppy we got in a good few hours of rowing! Even our coxswain Mary rowed today. Turns out she's quite the star rower and Grace who took her spot as coxswain also turned out to be quite the star coxswain!! :-) After morning practice the modified left on the bus back to Camp Ithel while the freshman were required to run back to the camp. Everyone was back to the camp by 11pm. We ate a good lunch consisting of left overs from the week. After lunch we had to make sure we had everything all packed into the bus. Sydney, Ava and Bean were the best on the cleaning crew and managed to make sure nothing was left behind. After some hectic cleaning we packed up the bus and all managed to get on in time for a noon take off to Cocoa Beach!! We arrived in Cocoa Beach only to discover that we had driven right into a storm so our planned beach day would not be as ideal as expected. We ended up making a trip to Ron Jon Surf Shop instead. After about an hour at Ron Jon we drove back to the hotel through the pouring rain and checked in with some new purchases in hand! We were given 45 minutes to get cleaned up for dinner. We weren't told where we were going for dinner but Lou told us to dress up so some showed up to the bus at 4:45 with dresses and sandals others with jean shorts and a tee shirt. Word got around that we were either going to Margarita Ville or Bubba Gump but we ended up going to Cici's Pizzeria which we all enjoyed! Once we were all done eating we walked to the dollar store and made some completely impulsive, random purchases. After the dollar tree, Lou noticed that there was a Goodwill near by and insisted we stopped there. At first, none of us were really interested but after walking around we managed to actually find some really cool things! I think Lou got some Hawaiian styled shirts (classic Lou), I managed to find a tango dress but I didn't get it because I knew I'd probably never have any occasion to wear it hahaha :-) After goodwill, we made another pit stop to
Sonic and ate our milkshakes on the way back to the hotel. The ride home was quiet as everyone was tired except for Abby Sullins who charged down the aisle while Norman the bus driver had stopped at a red light. Let's just say she ended up face flat on the bus floor covered in a root beer float but quickly got back up and laughed it off. And well, that pretty much wraps our day!!! Long, busy yet fun! This has definitely been a great week and thanks to our coaches this last day was especially one to remember.
Sarah Daoui, Cassie Layden and Mary Laniewski
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