Wednesday, December 26, 2007: Day 2
Posted by Tim Medeiros, student
"Tales From the Crip: How the Crip Came To Be"
The first day was filled with travel and suspense, anticipation at meeting staff and fellow participants, and eagerness of making new friends. The one thing that was different from this trip for me than any other of my travels around the US and world was that coming down the stairs from immigration in Buenos Aires, Argentina I miscalculated the last step and my left foot folded over on itself causing my 220 pound body, with my 35 pound backpack to focus all its weight on my ankle. Needless to say there was a nice loud pop and a sudden up-close inspection of the floor. What really amazed me is that by the time I got my pack off and sat up there were at least 5 of my fellow participants and as many staff members seeing if I was alright, more worried than I was that I might have broken something. This, to me, has set the stage for the type of activity this will be, and the caliber of the participants and staff, in addition to our camaraderie that will soon develop.