Sunday, September 23, 2012
I spent the weekend in Indiana with Beth, Brittney, Nadia, and Shannon for the CCTECC orientation to prepare us for our overseas student teaching. There, we met other students from all over the country who were going to be teaching in other international schools. The experience was great, and I feel a little more prepared for Cameroon in the spring! One really cool moment was when I first walked into the large room where we gathered for seminars and saw Hannah Moore!! We worked together with ACMNP in Yellowstone this summer!!! We had no idea that the other was going to be at this seminar! So that was a real treat :). It was nice to spend some time out on the lake during our breaks, getting to know some of the other teachers. We all also enjoyed an evening trip out to Ivanhoes for some ice cream :). This weekend was great, and I'm getting so pumped for Cameroon!!!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tonight we got the opportunity to head to the house and and go shooting for the evening! Daniel and Zach loaded up all their guns, and we shot skeet and did some target practice. Of course, since we were home for the evening, we had to go to Thai Smile :). And no night would be complete at the LeCompte house without a couple rounds of cards :). It was a good night to spend with amazing friends and family :)
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Maria and I decided it was finally time for a roomie date :). So we grabbed a couple of Peace Teas and made our way down to one of my favorite spots along the Jessamine Creek. After sitting for a while, we decided to explore and wade in the water, while making our way down to the dam. After getting excited to see a baby snapping turtle jump into the water, I kept stepping down, closer to the water. Then all of the sudden, right before I stepped on it, the huge snake that was right at my foot finally caught my attention! I lunged back to Maria and we stopped to examine what was going on. The snake had a small catfish in its jaws, and had just released it. It's mouth was still extended open and it was glaring at us. We took the hint, and stepped back a couple of feet. He then turned back towards his meal, and we watched as the snake began the slow process of swallowing his food whole. However, he was having a little bit of trouble since the fish was still alive and flopping around at times. We googled Kentucky snakes and found one that seems to be a pretty good match, which is the Northern Water Snake. I guess it's good to know he's not poisonous, so if I was bitten from accidentally stepping on him, it wouldn't have been too big of a deal, and Maria wouldn't have had to save my life or anything like that. :)