This project has been a short one consisting of only 3 weeks at Taltree arboretum and gardens in valparaiso, IN. Our work has consisted if trail maintence, building of a stage, working with a kids camp, spreading a lot of wood chips, and removing invasive species/weeding. A lot of their idea of removing invasive species is, in my opinion just weeding. One of the many fun parts of this project is getting to drive around the golf carts and gators they have for us to drive to our work sites. We have been sleeping in tents the past 3 weeks and I have been loving it every minute! This place is beautiful and is the best project we have had so far. We don't want to leave.
On our next round we will be heading to Omaha, Nebraska to be working with Habitat for Humanity. This will be the biggest city we will have worked in so hopefully we will be able to find a lot to do. We will be living in a 4 bedroom house and will be able to cook for ourselves.
This round we have been really close to Chicago and Lex and I took a personal day on Tuesday to tour Chicago. We went and saw the bean, the Shedd Aquarium, and a Cubs game. During the 5th inning of the game, I was told by Lex to watch the score board. On the board were the words, Alyse, will you marry me! :) Sooooo now I'm engaged!!!! :) And now the planning begins!