08/31/10 - Kentucky Kids Take Lake Michigan Aboard Roseway

Kentucky Kids Take Lake Michigan Aboard Roseway

It's called the "Odyssey Voyage." 73 kids from a Montessori school in Kentucky got bussed to Chicago to spend four days split between five tall ships traveling from Navy Pier to Milwaukee. Aboard Roseway are twelve of these students along with three of their teachers. It's daytwo of the voyage and Watch B has this report:

DATE: August 31 2010

TIME: 2000

OBSERVATIONS: This morning we woke up at about 7:45 and had an amazing breakfast. The first thing we did was a deck wash using the firehose and then we left Waukeegan, Illinois. After that we raised sails, which was insanely intense. Then we switched through boat check, bow watch and steering the helm. And then we climbed the rig, which was awesome. Following that, we talked about trust on a boat and why it is important, and then we talked about the history of the Roseway. We had really good hotdogs, watermelon, and chips for lunch. And then we dropped sails and anchored in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After that we cleaned the main salon with Emily and Evan. After that we rode the dingies to shore, where we planned a skit, swam (in freezing cold water), and played games with the rest of our group. We returned from the time of fun and merriment on the beach to the boat, where we changed and had a dinner of chicken, green beans, and potato salad. It was the best dinner we have had so far. We are looking forward to a fun anchor watch where we will get cookies. Yay!

WATCH MEMBERS:

Emily Selinger

Evan Parnell

Sammy Armato

Eva Luckey

Drew Howard

Cooper Collins