07/04/15 - Helping Out and Giving Back

Helping Out and Giving Back

Portland, ME

Ships Log C Watch: John, Cassidy, Amari, Christina, Hunter, and Karen

After waking up to do 25 “I’m a Stars” we had an amazing breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, and apple turnovers. We then did morning chores and got our bag-packs ready to go for our trip to volunteer at a soup kitchen called the Prebble Street Resource Center.

Before heading over to the soup kitchen, we stopped in at Monument Park to write postcards home and to write them to thank our sponsors that helped us get to go on this trip. We helped set up lunch, serve, and clean up for the homeless, learning valuable lessons which included: options preserve dignity, people always deserve second chances, and never turn someone in need of help away.

After that, we had lunch at the park and Samantha surprised us with yummy ice cream bars. Then we headed over to the Portland Observatory, the highest point in Portland, where we learned about the interesting history of Captain Mooney and this interesting port city. After returning to the ship, we motored out and anchored in Casco Bay, then we went swimming in the freezing, cold water.

To end this great day, we had an amazing dinner of chicken parmesan and had a birthday celebration for crew member Ryan with delicious cake