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ABLE Skiing Day 4



Casey had this narrative to share about Day 4 of ABLE Ski Touring:

"Today, we woke up at 7:30am for breakfast made by Pat and Tristen. After breakfast, our group decided to head out to a new location of ski trails that DV has never explored before. We started out on an intermediate trail in the 30-degree weather and continued until we arrived at a beautiful overlook of the hills. The snow was very soft since the temp went up a lot from yesterday, …

Posted by Lisa Howell in ABLE, Ski Touring on Sunday February 16 at 10:35PM
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ABLE Skiing - Day 3

ABLE Ski Touring Day 3 -- More skiing. More good weather. The students took on some trails with bigger hills on Day 3. Ken sent these two videos, and they reminded me of the opening of the 70s TV show The Wide World of Sports:


No one was hurt. Everyone did great, and they all seem to be having a lot of fun.


Mark shared his insights on the day:

"Today, the group woke up at 8:00 to a pancake breakfast made by Drew and Francesca. After the well-made …

Posted by Lisa Howell in ABLE, Ski Touring on Sunday February 16 at 10:05PM
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ABLE Skiing - Day 2

Day 2 of ABLE Ski Touring started with a hot breakfast. It was a cold but clear first full day of skiing with temperatures hovering around zero, no wind, and lots of sunshine and blue skies. We skied from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The trails were not crowded today, but the ski center is expecting another school group tomorrow. Everyone is tired but they all did well.

Pat shared this reflection on today's adventures:

"Today we woke up around 7:30am and …

Posted by Lisa Howell in ABLE, Ski Touring on Friday February 14
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ABLE Skiing 2020

Students embarked on the annual ABLE cross country ski trip today. The students left school around 9:00 this morning and arrived at the ski area around 3:00 pm. They got their gear and tried out their skis at the Osceola Tug Hill Ski Center for a few hours before heading back to settle into their rooms and prepare dinner. It was a nice afternoon for getting a feel for cross country skiing and a great start to the trip.


Posted by Lisa Howell in ABLE, Ski Touring on Thursday February 13 at 09:42PM
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Cambodia Day 9 - Last day

"We can’t believe our adventure is coming to a close and we will be boarding a plane tomorrow for home. This has been a trip of a lifetime. What a profound experience to travel Cambodia and experience the people, their history, culture, hopes and dreams. We all truly appreciated our tour guide Lim, who opened up his heart to us in sharing his life stories and ruminations about the present and future of Cambodia.


"We spent our last day doing a bit …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Cambodia on Sunday January 5 at 12:53PM
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Cambodia Day 8: Ziplining!

"Hello from the treetops!"

"Ziplining was on our morning agenda. It was so cool! We wove our way through a series of 14 ziplines and a few skybridges in the jungle. We even got to see family of gibbons in the trees nearby. We were very lucky that the weather was perfect—not too hot, and we finished before lunchtime. Shout out to Ken S.: we missed you on this ABLE-esque excursion.

"Afternoon: yesterday in the blog we left out that we had one last …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Cambodia on Saturday January 4 at 11:41AM
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Cambodia Day 7: Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm

"Our temple destinations today, the last of our trip, included Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm. Angkor Thom, the last capital city of the Angkor Empire. Ta Prohm is unique because, rather than being restored, it has been left in the condition in which it was “found” by the French in the 19th Century, with the jungle growing in and around it. The famous reference point: the movie Tomb Raider was shot here. Rose and Luke picked up some traditional …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Cambodia on Friday January 3 at 12:29PM
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Cambodia Day 6: Angkor Wat

"Wow, what a day! We began our adventure by visiting Angkor Wat, one of the most amazing architectural feats in history. This massive 12th century originally Hindu temple complex is made out of sandstone that was carried from 50 km away. It has endless intricate carvings, including stories from the Hindu Mahabharata and Ramayana. This is definitely a trip that no short description can do justice, and we will be headed back to the temple complex …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Cambodia on Thursday January 2 at 11:35AM
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Cambodia day 5: Visit to CPCS

Our blogger, David Calamaro had this to share about the group's adventures on Day 5:


"Happy New Year, everyone! Today we started off 2020 appropriately with the testimony of Peace on our minds. We visited the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) near Battambang, where we continued broadening our understanding of the later 20th century conflicts that Cambodia has faced, but with a focus on peace efforts and hope for continued rebuilding of …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Service, Cambodia on Wednesday January 1 at 09:42AM
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New Year's Eve in Cambodia

David Calamaro shared the following update from Cambodia today:

"We spent much of the day driving from Phnom Penh to Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia. On the way we stopped by a roadside eatery for some noodles, fried rice, and delicious stir-fried Morning Glory. We made sure to dodge the 50 or so crocodiles being kept by the owner for eventual transport to China, where (apparently) crocodile soup is a hit. When driving through the …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Cambodia on Tuesday December 31, 2019 at 10:50AM
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