Trunk or Treat

Many thanks to everyone for participating in Trunk or Treat. We had tons of fun.
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Tour of the Florida Keys

Many thanks to Deirdre Greeley (and Carrie and Lauren) for taking us on a tour of the Florida Keys – our final tour of the summer.
We were introduced to buried treasure, unique animals, and delicious food. The Key Lime pie was quite tasty and many of us wanted seconds. (Recipe available).
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Rose and Griffin find the Keys on the globe

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Lots of pictures were shared

Lots of pictures were shared

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Treasure!

Pie?

Who likes pie?

 

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Tour of the Galapagos Islands

Many thanks to Diane Barker for taking us on a tour of the Galapagos.
Among other things, we learned about the many animals living on the islands. Some birds communicated by mimicking each other.  Later, we got to draw pictures of any animal we wanted.

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Diane and Darian

Diane and Darian prepare to mimic as Arthur looks on.

Lily and Zac

Lily and Zac

Ryan and Darian

Ryan and Darian

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Tour of Finland

Many thanks to Ellen Meyer and Ari Jumpponen for taking us on a tour of Finland.
We read stories about the Moomins (mischievous trolls), saw beautiful pictures, and ate delicious treats. Nick especially enjoyed the troll lore and that they could fly through vacuums!

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Flag of Finland

Flag of Finland

Griffin and Ellen share treats with the whole congregation.

Griffin and Ellen share treats with the whole congregation.

Ari feeds Lumi after the long trip.

Ari feeds Lumi after the long trip.

 

 

 

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Tour of Italy

Italy is beautiful! The scenery and architecture is truly spectacular. Many thanks to Christopher Renner for taking us on a tour via pictures – and pastry!
We talked of Romulus and Remus again and learned a little Italian, too: ciao and bella. We even learned a catchy song using our new words.
And the yummy pastry that Christopher baked was delicious! Worth a trip to Italy any day.

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Finding Italy on the map

Finding Italy on the map

Beautiful coastline

Beautiful coastline

Serving up pastry

Serving up pastry

Darian and Nick approve

Darian and Nick approve

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Flag of Italy

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Toga Party! (Tour of Ancient Rome)

Toga! Toga! Toga! We all dressed the part for our tour to ancient Rome. Many thanks to Brice and Shirley Hobrock as our tour guides. We heard the story of Romulus and Remus and learned a little Latin: cane canem (beware of the dog). Heard an orator or two: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears… Did you know that ancient Romans cooked mice, dipped them in honey and rolled them in sesame seeds as a delicacy? Yum. Brutus (aka Brice) fixed us several delicacies and we feasted like gods.

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Brutus Hortensis aka Brice Hobrock

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Shirley adjusts Nick’s toga.

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Lea, Arthur, and Nick prepare for the feast – lounge style.

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Lily feeds Lea.

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Brutus serves up delicacies to Ana, Lily, and Gavin.

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Bottoms up!

 

 

 

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Tour of Maps

Many thanks to Eli Martinson (and Kim Martinson) for taking us on a tour of maps! Among other things, we learned how maps can help us solve problems. We even got to make our own map of the UUFM property. No two were the same!

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Eli posted a few things to remember when mapping the property.

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Ethan adds a touch of green space.

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Gavin, Alaina, Ruby, and Holden add to their maps.

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Kim shows samples of maps.

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Holden is ready to compare his map to the property.

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Everyone heads up the hill to compare maps.

 

 

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Second Helping Helpers

Many thanks to all for helping prepare and serve the meal! From left: Kaia, Jane, Maeve, Ronan, Lily, Neely.

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Tour of Puzzles & Games

We had lots of fun last Sunday mastering puzzles and a few puzzling games.  Some were harder than they looked! We even had a few adult visitors who joined the fun (and it all carried over into Game Night on Wednesday!)

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Clara and Helen discover that some puzzles are easier than others.

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Jake and Jocelyn ponder their next moves.

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Everyone is hard at work.

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Getting hints from others helps the process.

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Rylee, Ronan, and Nick are ready for new puzzles.

 

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Tour of Pillsbury Crossing

Many thanks to a host of folk for their help with the canoe trip to Pillsbury Crossing.
Larry Weaver, Dan Swenson, Brent Garrison, Marisa Larson, Jess Martin, Kristan Corwin, Molly McGaughey, Krista Daniels, and Daniel Rolles were all the muscles of the trip. The kids had time to explore the crossing as 7 canoes and 2 kayaks were unloaded and launched. Only one canoe tipped but Brent and Jocelyn looked very graceful flipping over. Lea and Rylee swapped seats successfully! Some of our strongest paddlers went pretty far out on Deep Creek. When we returned we had time to take a refreshing dip. Logan, Katie, and Lily got to take turns trying Molly’s kayak with Molly in the water guiding Logan and Katie. Lily didn’t need that help! A walk over to the waterfall with Larry capped off the day.

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Our merry group minus 5 folk already at Pillsbury.

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Getting ready to climb aboard.

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It’s easy when Jess does all the work!

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A little post canoe fun.

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