The Kids are All Right

I barely get by taking care of myself, but a few weeks ago over my school’s Spring Break, someone thought it a good idea to put 22 other lives in my hands. I wasn’t alone; one other chaperone came, but still, 2 vs. 22 is a big difference. Despite the unfair odds, we made it there and back with all appendages accounted for.

As I wrote before, Ningxia is not a hopping commercial place. More like desert-adjacent land of dust, wind, and rocks. We didn’t go there to sight-see, though.

A small, two-room village school an hour away from any paved road was our destination. To get there we had to cross our Ts and dot all the crossed Is. Lots had to get done to make it happen, but it all did and things were great.
I’ll just keep the commentary short and share the photos instead on this one.

 

Hanging out
Hanging out

 

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This "scenic" spot felt more like the setting for a horror flick...Isa and I thought up at least five different scenarios that left all but a few of us dead or cannibalized.... which is still dead.
This “scenic” spot felt more like the setting for a horror flick…Isa and I thought up at least five different scenarios that left all but a few of us dead or cannibalized…. which is still dead.

 

First morning. On our way.
First morning. On our way.

 

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Yup...they look like they got it....
Yup…they look like they got it….

 

 

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This is an experience that none of us will ever forget. Such an amazing adventure.

Never doubt that a small group of commited people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

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