Marin Tender Tracks Day 17, March 21, 2012

Waning Crescent Moon
Roy’s Redwood

What an absolutely glorious, cohesive and fun day.   They all began the day with open hearts and playful spirits.  I taught them some new Spring songs for our first full day of Spring and said good bye to winter.  They requested the furs, books and stuffed animals and those were passed out generously.  Then we made our way to Roy’s Redwood so that I could show them the waters that poured forth there and created such beautiful flowing waters throughout the Redwoods that we have spent much time exploring in the past.

When we got there  they got different jobs and they each chose what they wanted.  Bodhi was the Guardian of Lunch/he found the lunch spot, Lenny was the Guardian of directions/ he found our way back, Leo was Guardian of the People/ he brought us on an adventure, Simone was Guardian of Safety/she carried the first aid bag and Sidona helped her out/ we lost the second bag and the girls REALLY both like this job.

They all were SUPERB at their jobs and appreciated each others leadership.   Leo took us on a grand adventure up, up and up the hill towards? and then he finally decided to go down, down, down until he found water.  Just the adventure alone to get to these past two parts was wonderful as we had to navigate through waters or avoid going through waters, climb over big logs, trod through mud and go through and over much.   When he found a pool of water in the creek we went no further.

At first the boys began to build a bridge over the water.  They grabbed many long logs/branches and placed them across. Simone was VERY into helping them with this.  This was actually building a dam before but morphed into a bridge. While they were doing that Sidona and I found a great dry “home” inside a Redwood tree and began to build more protection.  Actually there was so much going on in and around all of this that I am leaving out but this is the core of what was going on.
She and I found lot’s of branches and things to make it beautiful and throughout the day she and I made it a lovely place. She made tables and chairs and a place to put the meat.  The boys and Simone continued to build and go in the water. But then, the really fun part was watching Leo go deeper and deeper and deeper into the water and then work at getting Lenny in deeper and deeper. Lenny really wanted to get in but kept saying “I’m scared, I’m scared!”  He finally got all the way in and what a fun time he had with Leo in the water.  Simone LOVED watching their antics and was laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing and during her thank you’s this was part of it, loving watching them.  Bodhi pulled out a container he had and was having so much fun not only  watching them but filling his container. Simone joined him and the two of them had a blast filling up that container with mud and water. She then got really into making a beautiful mud ball that she carried all the way back to the bus.  Sidona invited everyone into the house created and showed them her pretend fire which, by this time, Lenny and Leo REALLY wanted to be real.

They were quite cold so I said “let us go back a little early to change you into warm clothes.”  Lenny had to lead us back and did a GREAT job of doing so, with ease.  We all made it back, clothes were changed and off we went!

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