Hello, dear parents and friends,
Our trip was a bit long, as expected, but absolutely smooth in regard to airport, immigration, security, gates, terminal and everything that comes with traveling by plane. My buddies are just what I thought they would be: "descolados" and wired on everything that's around them. So, it was more me following them than the other way around. You should see these people going through Customs alone and very calmly talking to the officer, and some even getting these serious workers to smile or laugh at a funny remark. I must tell you, the only nervous moments I had were left in Guarulhos, because the rest was just smooth sailing.
We arrived in Whistler around 5 pm and went to the dorms to get settled in. At 6 pm we had dinner (that`s dinner time everyday), and after that we were taken by bus to a training field to play some games and integrate. We were really tired from the trip and all, but we had a great time.
OUR FIRST DAY!
We had breakfast and went hiking at Lost Lake, the most beautiful scenario, with this fantastic shiny lake and the snowy mountains in the back. Awesome view!
After lunch, we had to train for camping and put up our tents, got our backpacks prepared and that was it. I must say we were pretty fast with the tents; I'd say we're pretty skilled in that area. Girls were the best!
In the afternoon we went to the village, which kids had been dreaming about doing. And of course they bought all this junk food to eat back at the dorms. Rafael and his gang are cooking some pasta and hamburgers tonight. They say they want to eat again after 10 pm. Ricardo finally bought his Gold Fish snack he`d been endlessly been talking about. And the girls got make up and all, you know, although we`re doing adventure, looking pretty is absolutely essential.
Right now we`re at a school playing ball in the gym and writing emails. Everyone very active and every time more integrated with our Adventure Group - The Explorers.
I must go now but will try to get my computer hooked to internet soon and upload the pictures taken up to the moment.
I can only say it`s been amazing and from what I hear, the fun has jsut begun, so stay tuned!