Finally coming up on the last week in AZ... it's crazy how time flies. Half of our year is nearly complete and, to be honest, it's kinda hard to grasp. It's going to take me some time to get used to being around plant life that doesn't plan my demise on a daily basis. Prickly Pears will be the end of me. Haha! Though in reality Arizona is a beautiful state and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to explore it thoroughly. Taxes in Arizona has been trying and rewarding at the same time, but I'm definitely looking forward to my next project in Arkansas. For me, physical activity is the most personally rewarding work that I've done thus far in the Corps... even if taxes is the most beneficial project to our economy (in my perspective). So I'm thrilled to begin at Fern Cliff.
I'm also really excited to be working with and getting to know my shuffle round team. I love Water 4 to death but getting to know and work alongside some fresh new faces is definitely something I'm looking forward to. Plus my girlfriend, Meghan, is visiting me during shuffle round... I mean... what's not to like? Haha! I don't even know if she'll get the chance to read this babble but hey... there's a shout out for yah!
I also finished designing the Water 4 team t-shirt yesterday and I'm hoping that it'll be printed and ready before our return to Denver.
And last but not least, this Sunday Leia and I get the opportunity to go interview some former CCC members, potentially with the NBC crew that was following us Round 1 for a documentary. Nothing's definite of course, but either way it was still cool to have them swing by and check up on us. Oh, and CCC = Civilian Conservation Corps, the New Deal-era organization that helped with unemployment during the Great Depression. They worked on conservation projects and the development of natural resources, and their structure was actually referenced when creating our program, AmeriCorps NCCC!
Well that's all I have for now so... "I'll catch you on the flip side"... ("flip side" referring to blog update that'll I'll write probably a month from now. Haha!)