Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Service Project
Saturday, April 16, 2011 Noon-4:30 p.m.
Please bring a canister of disinfectant wipes and a roll of paper towels .
12 noon - Arrive at Fitzwater Maintenance Yard. Take a brief tour of the train yard and have lunch. Box lunches will be provided . Board trains for window washing, floor mopping, general maintenance.
1:45 pm – Board train for Scenic Excursion through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Listen to “Voices of the Valley” audio tour and learn history of Ohio Erie Canal or relax and view the Eagle’s nesting at Pinery Narrows in Brecksville. Feel free to visit the concession car for snacks and souvenirs .
4:30 pm – Arrive back at Fitzwater. Parents should be there for pick-up at this time.
Today we woke up very early on Fraser Island. First we went to breakfast then we went outside to wait for the coach. On the ferry on our way off of Fraser it was so windy! You could lean backwards and the wind would hold you up. When the ferry docked we got off and got into the coach. I was a little disappointed because it was cloudy and raining on and off all day when we were supposed to go surfing. We drove for about 2 hours and when we got to our hotel, it was huge! The rooms were also really big and really nice .
We went straight to meet the surf instructors. We met by this little playground/picnic area. All the instructors looked like the typical surfers with the long blonde hair. (Even the guys!) We had lunch then changed into our swimsuits. Then everyone got into a line to get fitted for our wet suits. They gave us all boards then we headed down to the beach. We all got in a big circle and they taught us how to ride on our stomachs. We went out into the water that would have been FREEZING if we weren’t wearing the wet suits. They helped us all ride a couple of waves then they brought us up to the shore where they taught us how to stand up. It took me a few trys to stand up without flipping over the front, but I was so excited when I did. Once I got used to standing I could ride them all the way into the shore!
It seemed like we barely got started when they called us in and told us it was time to go. We went back to the hotel and saw our huge rooms! We had a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a washer and dryer!! Tomorrow we need to wake up early so I am going to get some sleep.