Sycamore Canyon School
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
At the AgTAC powerhouse stop on our trip to the Sierra Nevada, I was having quite a bad hair day! We were listening to a speaker who worked at AgTAC who showed our group how electricity works. He then asked volunteers from the audience to feel the electric surge and to see its effect through the rising of our hair. Since I have fairly large hair, the electricity spread throughout my hair, making it stand straight out from my head!
Spin, spin, spin, both of us were trying to reach the top of the lights. I spun to the right and Wendy spun to the left. AgTAC had some extremely fun activities. This was just one of them. Who do you think is generating more power!everyone in the bus we began our journey. After a very long bus ride narrated by Planet Earth
This is so fun! I’m generating power by pedaling this bicycle. The faster I pedal, the more energy I generate. OK, ready, set, go!
This is such a quaint little place! The rooms are so wonderful; the beds are HUGE. We can see the forest from each of our rooms. The cooks are wonderful. The meals they make are extravagant and tasty. We have also discovered interesting specimens of spiders crawling around our rooms.
This photograph is a group shot at dinner time when our table was just beginning our meal. It was the very first meal we had in Sierra Nevada. It was delicious! We were working on our appetizers at the moment which included salad and warm bread.
There are so many tall trees everywhere, so unlike back home! We are going to have so much fun here! We can’t wait to get started!
We visited the powerstation in which the generator was so loud and vibrated so much it felt like an earthquake. Eastwood Powerstation is 1,000 feet underground and truly amazing. I feel so lucky to have visited this mysterious powerstation. It was an experience of a lifetime.
After meals we took walks down by Shaver Lake. We explored the shore and saw many insects, small flowers and plants. We also enjoyed walking across large rocks next to the lake and relaxing and observing the area around us. What a peaceful time it was!
Wendy, Abbie and Vicky are preparing to board the boat for fishing. The lake was beautiful. It was clear and the trees were tall and amazing. The boat ride across the lake was fun, but the fishing was even better. There were so many fish and everybody caught at least one. As we headed back to the harbor we discussed how great the day had been.
Whoa! What a big fish! We went fishing for small mouth bass, and I didn’t expect to event catch a fish! He’s staring at me!
On Thursday, we went to Shaver Stables to ride some horses. Before we rode, we got to pet some of the beautiful horses! I haven’t petted a horse in a long time, and I loved it1 I rode Jake, and had a great time, and so did everybody else. It was one of the best times of the trip!