So we woke up again at the break of dawn. Not to a crow again though [little did I know that there were crows in Kenya too! We quickly got our stuff together and ran down to get breakfast all together. After that we went up to Suzanne’s cabin and had a time of prayer and worship. We then followed with quiet time. That was when it started to rain and we rushed to get our luggage already waiting by the vehicles.
We got all the stuff packed and we were ready to go in no time. So it took us about and hour and a half to get from Elijay to NorthPoint where we were meeting up with the BigStuf interns to have a cookout with Lanny [Donoho] and the gang. Backyard Burger was catering, which was awesome. Just as we were beginning to play Ultimate Ninja, Lanny got us together and we ate. After a great meal we got together and Lanny explained about BigStuf, the Journey internship and 410 Bridge. After getting a 40 minute lecture, the BigStuf gang headed to the airport and we went to StayBridge Suites (our hotel of of North Point Parkway). Travis, Joey and I got our own room and the other guys got another. So we began to downsize out stuff to one personal bag and one carry-on. Our other check-in bag would be a team bag. After downsizing to an awesome 32 pounds, I helped Joey along with Travis to pack all the team equipment. It was neat to be able to take Travis out twice around the mall. Pizza was our dinner, and as we began to finish packing and going over tomorrow’s plans, I was able to catch “LOST.” 🙂
Sleep was better that night, but not the best. The next day would be crazy as we began our trek to the Netherlands.
Just for you to know, I wrote each entry the day after. It gave me that night, and the whole next day to finish and try to completely express my thoughts and experiences.
This day was extremely memorable. Camp Highland was fun, and it was neat to see how our team became so close in just 48 hours. We (the guys) literally waited for each other to finish packing so we could all eat breakfast together (Matt, I remember you specifically waiting or us. We didn’t know then that you were an early riser!!!) Yesterday’s pause in writing was due to the rain that happened today (again, a little confusing, but in the end worthwhile to write a day later). Tana rode with me to and from Camp Highland and I had a blast getting to know her and her heartwarming laugh. I didn’t realize she was such a Gators fan then.
NorthPoint was great as we got to chill with the BigStuf camp interns and eat with them (I think, Sean Whilhem, you ate with me and I can’t remember who else ate with us. Lanny’s “lecture” as I stated above, was not really that horrible sounding, but very neat to see how BigStuf and the new Journey internship ended up where it was at.
StayBridge was amazing! It was the best place to train and get to relax before the LONG flight. The best memories of this night was hanging out with Joey, Suzanne, and Travis Rushing. This night is defiantly a highlight in my life.