weekend at ponkapoag

Last weekend the school ambassadors planned an exciting weekend reunion with the 2014 summer branching out team. The reunion took place at Ponkapoag pond in the Blue Hills Reservation. On the first day we were over joyed with the fact that we finally saw each other again since the summer, after we hiked the great Blue Hill Mountain. On the hike up Stephen Jagba had us all laughing with his great stories of his days in Liberia which we all missed. At the very top there was a great view of Boston and its surroundings which we were marveled by and enjoyed while we ate our lunch. At the bottom of the mountain there was a trailside museum that had lots of cool local animals. Everyone except for Stephen Pichardo and Andreas had gone to the bathroom in the museum. They waited for everyone in the car for almost 15 minutes until Alice went to get them to tell them about all the amazing things in the museum and that they should come check it out. We arrived at the museum just in time to sit in on a speaker talk about a peregrine falcon. The peregrine falcon talk was interesting and we learned tons of cool facts, at the end we got to take pictures with the bird. We had a great time at the trail side museum where we got to see owls, falcons, eagles, deer, otters, snakes, and do much more wildlife found locally in Massachusetts. The otter caught all of our attention because it entertained us with a show of fast swimming and doing backflips off the wall. After our trip to the museum we went to the cabins. We lit warm fires and cooked a great dinner of hot dogs and chili, after we played some games and we then went to bed early because there was no electricity and we were all tired from the hike up the mountain so when it got dark it was time to sleep and we all slept nicely in our warm cabins. The next morning we cooked eggs and sausages that tasted delicious and kept us warm in the cold morning. When we had the cabins all cleaned out half the group Stephen Pichardo, Diego and Nancy walked around Ponkapoag pond. The other half of the group Stephen Jagba, Humberto, and Andreas went fishing by the water but the only thing they caught was cold hands. The weekend went by too fast and we were all happy to see each other again from the summer and we honestly mostly enjoyed each other’s company. We all said our goodbyes back at the Navy Yard knowing it wouldn’t be long we all saw each other again.


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5 responses to “weekend at ponkapoag

  1. Sounds like a very fun weekend, especially being able to spend time together again. I’m not surprised Jagba had everyone lauging! Hope to see you all soon. Thanks for posting!!!


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