Another early day! We returned to the construction site at a quarter to eight, wherespringbreak no 09 construction site work we resumed work on the house. We put up both exterior and interior walls, nailed together partitions, jack-kings, headers, corners, and studs. The day was warm and breezy, and we became fast friends with a neighborhood cat, whom we nicknamed Limpy McFleabag. In the evening, we stopped at Sonic for dinner on the way to a home opening minor league baseball game. Our home team was the Zephyrs, whose mascot is Boudreaux, the South-American Nutria. After cashing in our karma points from our encounter at the tollbooth a few days before, we managed to score five free tickets from friendly southerners. Although our Zephyrs lost, we img_5306had a great time, even managing to show up on the giant television screen. Afterwards, we enjoyed fireworks in the park and ended our night with dessert pizza from the local Pizza Connection. Tomorrow we will spend a few hours at the construction site before heading to the airport. We definitely loved New Orleans, and we’re pretty sure New Orleans loved us back.

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Zach eigenbrodt

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.

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  • Rena Finkelstein

    What an adventure you are having – have been reading all your blogs – sounds like you are having an exciting and productive time in “the Big Easy”

    See you soon,

    Love,

    Grandma