Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I spent the day with 32 kids at Craters of the Moon today. One of my favorite kids is a little girl with Asperger's Syndrome. She was totally into the whole experience. She had her Jr. Ranger vest on with a matching hat and she brought her own guide book. The best moment of the day was when we were taking roll and when we called her name she said "Could you just call me Jr. Ranger?" And the worst moment of the day was when she hiked up to the top of a volcano and a big gust of wind blew her hat off and it went sailing into the next county. She worked her way into a giant melt down. After she calmed down we told her we would stop at the ranger's station on the way out and tell them to look for it. It had her name and phone number in it so she's convinced they will find it and call her. When we got back and her mom came to pick her up she wanted to e-mail the rangers right away. Her poor mother probably got no peace until she did just that.