|The "field trip"
||[Nov. 19th, 2003|07:24 pm]
Yikes--it's not been a good day! The PE field trip to Christmas Hill Park was fine, but the Ecology one to Mt. Madonna Park definitely wasn't. Our teacher picked an extremely steep trail--you know, one of the ones for advanced hikers and definitely not for a classful of college students. I barely made it up, and others were worse off. A guy collapsed about halfway back to the parking lot and couldn't get up again. He said he hadn't eaten since the night before, so some people brought him some cookies. The teacher waited for a while, telling us not to call the paramedics in case he got up again. I went down from the parking lot to ask if they wanted us to take the van to the ranger station, but he said he had already called. The 911 person had said "we're sending some paramedics down", and that they did. In total, two firetrucks, an ambulance, four ranger trucks, and a helicopter. We figured we would just be in the way, so we stayed up at the parking lot. Finally the helicopter left. Then the rangers, ambulances, and fire trucks.
And then a truck drove up with the guy in it, and they said he could come back to Gavilan in the van. So he did. On the way back, the teacher said "do you know how much you've just cost the county?" It was funny. And then he said that we didn't have to do the lab sheet because of our teamwork. I'm glad everything turned out okay.
Anyway, the question I've been wondering is, why did the teacher pick that particular trail? Nearly all the trails there are basically flat.
Anyway, enough wondering. I got Julian's Christmas present (a fluorite globe, but don't tell him), and it was broken. So I had to exchange it. A big pain, and I hope the next one isn't damaged.
Oh yeah, and the test came back with a B-. My lowest test grade yet, but I have an A in the class still.
Anyway, I think that's it (yay....). Okay, I'll talk to everyone later.