A day at the ropes course
So yesterday was our visit to the ropes course.. there are pictures of the course in the sidebar. The highlight of the day for me was probably the monkeys that were playing about 20 yards from where our team was working during one of the tasks.. I took some pictures, but only ever managed to capture 3 of them in the same frame.. but there were no less than 7 running around.
The other interesting thing was that right across the lake from the ropes course was a strip mine where they were setting off explosives every 15 minutes or so..
Towards the end of the photos you'll see the "bazooka" activity -- which involves bringing buckets of muddy lakewater over to pour into a pipe covered in holes.. The team has to cover the holes in order to succeed in the task, which is filling the pipe completely so that the balls float out. Ryan had one goal that day, which was not to get any unsafe water into his mouth.. he failed in that, however, when someone on his team, who had been holding closed a hole right in front of his face, let it go.. His mouth was apparently open at that moment, and a jet of water went right down his throat. Thankfully he doesn't seem to have suffered any ill effects..