Ellie leaves for practice every weekday immediately after school (2:30) and gets back at 6:45. Sometimes I'm the one driving the carpool. Saturdays she leaves around 7:30 and gets back after noon. It is a BIG commitment.
First, they've been doing tons of working out: running, rowing machines, exercises I've never heard of that combine jumping jacks, pushups, and a little more. Then they had to learn how to carry the 65 foot long boat. They they have to learn how to carry it down a steep hill to the dock and put it in the water in a coordinated manner.
|Ellie's in the sea-green fleece and yellow backpack|
Then they have to attach all the oars and learn to get in the boat at the same time without tipping it over. I'm totally impressed.
|That's Ellie with an oar|
|This is Iliana's whole boat waving to me and yelling "Hi Iliana's Mom!"|