We were all tired from the three hour drive, but in a way, we were happy to be finally here! For three ours, the only thing we did was ANNOY THE TEACHERS!
Finally we arrived! It was a long drive from school to Wajee Nature Park. The moment we arrived we ate lunch and got settled in. We got introduced to an unexpected visitor, a peacock. The peacock was divided with different colors (mostly green, blue and turquoise) as radiant as a rainbow and as graceful as a giraffe. Unfortunately I had a bad experience with the peacock at the tie. Someone got attacked by the peacock so I was scared of it cause it might attack me. When we put all our belongings in our tent with our roommate. We learnt more about Wajee with our tour guide, Gerard. He told us there are more than 200 birds here!
We just had lots of games trying to do fun challenges and activities. We did this thing where we had to get across on a rope to the other side. Then we had to channel water into a bucket.
We had to get on our hands and knees to get through a tunnel and I got stabbed in the back so many times by t3igs. We started to play some games. WE played a spider we game and we had to help each other get through these holes.
Today we ate hot dogs (for supper) and it was good. We had a bonfire. We sang and Mr. Kranik gave us devotions. I learned a lot today. No more pranks or any other hurtful things.
We went to a goat farm! The baby goats were so cute and cuddly and very soft. And the goats eat a lot. We learned some things, like goats milk is healthy and better than cows milk. Did you know that female goats are about 15,000 shillings and male goats are about 10,000 shillings.
After lunch we went to the waterfall. We kept slipping and sliding down to see the waterfall. We had to climb down a really steep cliff. It made our legs hurt a lot but it was a good exercise and it was pretty worth it. We also had a head dunking contest in a stream.
On the way to the waterfall we say birds; Chatman’s Fly catcher, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Variable Sunbird, Organ Buzzard and a Bee Eater. On the way back to camp we had to go through a very muddy shortcut. Unfortunately, I accidently stepped in the mud! When one of my feet fell in the mud, I lost balance and my other foot fell in too.
When we got back to camp we were all sweaty, tired and exhausted. Most people took a shower or went to the trail.
For dinner we had Kikuyu food and watched traditional kikuyu dances. They were good and it was very long. We learned about the customs of a Kikuyu person and enjoyed it. The clothing of the dancers were beautiful.
After that we had marshmallows and hot chocolate. Our devotions with Mr. Kranik also was shorter than usual. I learned about “stepping out of the boat” Wow! Today was a full day, so tired from hiking.
Today is our last day at Wajee and I’m sad to leave. I had a good night sleep. We had the same breakfast as yesterday.
We went into the forest, each one of our group planted a tree. Ours was very small and cute and it is called something like Newtonia. We saw last year’s trees (from the previous 6th grade) I hope ours survive. We thanked Wajee Nature Park for their hospitality and kindness. Then, we gave a special gift in behalf of Rosslyn Academy.
We learned (about) God’s amazing creations and more.
We have gotten everything packed and gone to the bathroom and now we are leaving. I had so much fun on the way home. I played guess who and we sang a lot and also ate a lot. I wish I could do it again. That was a very fantastic CFS.
All the moments will stay in my memories and I can’t wait until next year for another CFS. It is sad that there is only one CFS a year. I’ll never forget that great experience that opened doors to learn something new and to face your fears. A place to have fun and learn at the same time.
(A compilation of journals byAbigail, Heejin, Garrett, Yeeun, Michelle, Sarah and Saemy.)