Friday, March 14, 2008

Tahlequah Day 4

Mary had asked us to meet her at her office at 9:30AM to receive our marching orders for the day. This would require leaving no later than 9AM. Given that our last ASBer didn't get out of her sleeping bag until 8:40AM, we didn't actually leave until 9:10. That was okay as we arrived and things were not as well planned as we had hoped.

Thankfully, Warren and Sam jumped in and helped us partner with the University of Miami trip in the morning. We drove about a half hour outside of Tahlequah to a project that Cherokee Nation was developing a series of cabins for groups like ours as well as retreats to use free of charge. Our project was cleaning up a bit and helping get the water line laid. We set to work with shovels and rakes and made fairly short work of getting a lot of small stones cleared out of a roadway and getting a lot of leaves raked up to be burned. After lunch we got the soft dirt to cover the water line so that it would not be broken by large rocks when the backhoe came along and filled in the ditch completely.

Warren came up with another project for us in the afternoon. We left Sam with the University of Miami group and headed back into Tahlequah where we worked in a school that Cherokee Nation had bought and converted into a charity distribution center for clothes and household items. We got one room full of stuff sorted out, a number of clothes into gender and size order, and about fifty bags of bedding and curtains folded and sorted. It was a thoroughly rewarding sight to see it all completed.

Tyson, who had invited us to work on the project, also had another project for us the next morning. He wanted us to head over near Tulsa to help him unload some lumber and sheet rock. The group was divided as to whether we wanted to do it or not, given that Friday morning was scheduled for rafting down the river. The group discussed it and worked together with Tyson to find some kind of workable compromise. The initial decision was to do the project early in the morning and then go rafting later in the morning. By evening, that had changed and we finally decided to skip the unloading in favor of a potential project helping an elderly woman clear her yard later in the day.

We went and had pizza at the Pizza Hut in Pryor, OK, thanks to the generosity of Maria from the Zoo Safari on Monday. Maria, John and August have been truly gracious to us while we've been here and we are deeply grateful to them. We also highly recommend visiting Zoo Safari if ever your are in the Tahlequah region.

After dinner we headed back to Four Corners so that the girls could spend the evening streaking their hair purple. I served as photographer for the occasion. I was strongly encouraged to get a streak or two in my hair, or maybe do my beard, but I refused. Of course, purple is the appropriate liturgical color for Lent... but no.

4 comments:

oakleyses said...

gucci handbags, polo ralph lauren, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet online, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, polo outlet, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, prada handbags, kate spade outlet, prada outlet, ugg boots, christian louboutin, air max, tiffany and co, louboutin pas cher, louis vuitton, cheap oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin shoes, replica watches, replica watches, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, nike outlet, nike roshe, christian louboutin outlet, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, jordan pas cher, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, longchamp pas cher, nike free run, jordan shoes, chanel handbags, michael kors pas cher, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, uggs on sale, christian louboutin uk, oakley sunglasses, sac longchamp pas cher, oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale

oakleyses said...

uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, vans pas cher, converse pas cher, mulberry uk, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike free uk, sac vanessa bruno, coach outlet store online, replica handbags, michael kors, hollister pas cher, nike roshe run uk, polo lacoste, ray ban pas cher, michael kors outlet online, north face uk, oakley pas cher, nike air max, burberry outlet, true religion outlet, michael kors, north face, nike tn, lululemon canada, nike air max uk, nike air max uk, coach outlet, timberland pas cher, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, burberry handbags, hogan outlet, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, true religion jeans, ralph lauren uk, new balance, sac hermes, nike air force, michael kors outlet, guess pas cher, kate spade, nike blazer pas cher, hollister uk, abercrombie and fitch uk, michael kors outlet

oakleyses said...

ray ban, louboutin, nike roshe run, abercrombie and fitch, lancel, valentino shoes, reebok outlet, mont blanc pens, ralph lauren, nike trainers uk, bottega veneta, new balance shoes, nike air max, soccer shoes, beats by dre, mcm handbags, celine handbags, vans outlet, nike air max, p90x workout, chi flat iron, oakley, hollister, north face outlet, herve leger, longchamp uk, north face outlet, hollister, vans, instyler, timberland boots, hollister clothing, jimmy choo outlet, soccer jerseys, iphone cases, hermes belt, insanity workout, gucci, mac cosmetics, baseball bats, babyliss, nike huaraches, ghd hair, nfl jerseys, converse, wedding dresses, asics running shoes, converse outlet, lululemon, ferragamo shoes

oakleyses said...

moncler, links of london, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, montre pas cher, karen millen uk, ugg uk, moncler, supra shoes, canada goose, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, canada goose outlet, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, canada goose, thomas sabo, moncler, canada goose outlet, pandora charms, coach outlet, canada goose uk, ugg, replica watches, pandora jewelry, hollister, canada goose outlet, swarovski crystal, canada goose jackets, moncler, pandora uk, moncler uk, moncler outlet, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, louis vuitton, doudoune moncler, marc jacobs, pandora jewelry, wedding dresses, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, swarovski, toms shoes, moncler outlet