Friday, September 4, 2009

2009-09-04-Update from Drayton Valley


I don't have any new photos, but I do have some news from the Crew. David calls it a "Rude" start to the tour! When the tree fell on the van last night, not only did it knock out the rear window of the van, but it also damaged both David and Helen's bikes! Neither are rideable. Bent handle bars, bent rims, and possible frame damage.

Undaunted, the team made a presentation to the students at Aurora Elementary School in Drayton Valley. The Grade Five students are starting a section on "WEATHER", so there was a great tie in, along with the usual bike safety and Munsch story. Another great welcome and send off.
Today, Sheralyn and Alan are riding to Whitecourt, while Helen and David are driving back to Edmonton for repairs to the Van and Bikes. If all goes well, they will all meet up in Whitecourt tonight.

David tells me that they were lucky, because if the tree hadn't deflected off the campground fire pit when it fell, it may have severely damaged the back of the van. I imagine the scene was similar to one of their Robert Munsch plays.... David yelled "RUNNNNNN!!!!", and Alan, David, Helen and Sheralyn all ran off in different directions. Thank goodness no one was hurt!

Another Poster from St. Patrick School in Camrose

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