Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hike anyone? Hey, wait up!

My second (Thursday) school had a hiking trip scheduled and I asked to go with them for the first time. I showed up almost late with jeans on. They looked at me as if I was a space alien, wearing jeans to a hike, lol. Even the smallest student was geared up in the most expensive mountain climbing outfit including walking sticks. Hiking clothes can cost around one thousand US dollars. It is serious business to hike here.

Before the hike, the six grade class expressed concern for our safety.  Wasn't that sweet?

Well, after about an hour, the other english teacher and I were both sweating buckets. We were not even able to keep up with the 1st graders! Those little kids left us in their dust! All we saw was the back of their little itty bitty heads. Luckily for us, after the second hour, one of the sixth grade boys was unable to complete the climb. He was overheated and vomited three times and reluctantly had to turn back. Being the good teachers we were, we heroically offered to bring him back down the mountain so the others could proceed without us.

It was a huge sacrifice but we were BOTH VERY happy to make it, lol.