We have wrapped things up here and it was hard to say good bye. Water Seven’s third round project in Little Rock was a major success. The sponsors at Ferncliff were great to us and were very thankful for what we accomplished. It was hard to say goodbye.
Our main project was a 3-tier, 140-foot retaining wall that will help prevent landslides and one of the houses from flooding. Only one tier was finished. Overall, we poured about 175 bags of concrete into that wall. We did some math and came up with 45,000 lbs when you add on the water and sand. Oh don’t forget the 1000's of rocks that were put in the wall. Finishing that wall was an amazing feat for the team.
Overall, the sponsors had about 20 projects scheduled to be finished during the two months of work. However, Water Seven finished their tasks in advance and were able to take on more than what was expected. The biggest addition was a 120-foot slide that was assembled in time for the summer camp. The slide is a wild ride when you use a sled and I recommend that the campers do not try out the sleds. I'm glad we were able to fit that project in at the end.
I will never forget Ferncliff. It is such a beautiful place and they do some great things. Water Seven will be missed most of all. However, I am very excited to rejoin Water Four. As you know, we will be at Big Bend National Park in Texas for our final project. Two months of camping will allow for some great adventures and stories. I can’t wait to hear about the other projects as well. Although it will be extremely hot, there’s nothing like a little Water Four to cool things down and to have some fun. See ya there!