Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Minnesotans headed to UwP

Pictured: Scott & Andrea

Ellen, Meghan, Netta, Abby, Andrew
(check it out-- I made the banner myself!)

MN Alumni potluck

Last Tuesday, June 19th, we were thrilled to attend the Minnesota up with people alumni potluck at Minnehaha Park. It was a classic midwestern sendoff of the five new students, and the two of us-- incredible homemade dishes, good people, good fun. We heard from Kaylee DeGraff, Minnesota's newest UwP alumna, about her wide range of experiences from last semester, as she had just returned from Thailand with Cast A 2007. We greatly appreciated all the alumni that were able to come out and share their support and excitement for our upcoming travels. They sent us off with U of M water bottles, well wishes and thoughtful advice. It was a pleasure for Scott and I to get a chance to meet and chat with the new students: Andrew, Andrea, Meghan, Abby and Netta. They have a 50/50 chance of being lucky enough to travel with us!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

preparation for the journey

Welcome to Scott & Ellen's blog of our work as staff for Up with People. We are in preparation mode, finishing up final packing and house projects, in order to be ready to head out to Denver Colorado. Our adventure begins Saturday, June 23rd. Check back soon to hear more about life on the road!