Today we transferred from the lake to our tree houses in the jungle. We will be staying at Our Jungle House for the last two nights of our adventure.
The first leg of our journey to Our Jungle House was a long tail boat ride back to the docks. It was about an hour long and we were able to stop and see the three islands that are the symbol of Cheow Lan Lake. Like all of the other landscapes here in Thailand, the islands were beautiful!
We eventually made it to Our Jungle House, and it is absolutely beautiful!
We also went on a great canoe ride and were able to enjoy a delicious drink out of bamboo cups. Luckily, we get to bring the cups home with us!
I also want to use this post to introduce the parents reading this blog to the chaperones who have been taking care of your children the last two weeks.
First up is Wes Howard. Wes joined Ross last year as an Associate and was rehired this year as a full time teacher. He currently teaches reading and writing in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) department. He was the JV Boys Basketball coach this year and will be Ross’ Head Boys Varsity Basketball coach next year. Wes earned his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame University. He is also our fearless leader on this trip!
John Della-Pietra is a new employee at the Ross School. He teaches Mandarin and is a part of the ESOL department. He came to Ross after earning his bachelors degree at the Open University of Hong Kong, while also teaching ESOL. Before Hong Kong, John spent 6 years in the United States Navy.
And I am Jessica Obiedzinski. I am also new to Ross this year. I am the school’s Athletic Trainer and work predominately with the sports teams making sure everyone is healthy. My training is in recognition and management of athletic injuries. I also teach in the Wellness department. I graduated from Hofstra University and will be completing my master’s degree from the University of Texas – Pan American this summer.
I hope your children have enjoyed spending the last two weeks with us as much as we have enjoyed spending the time with them!