Rochester, New York
Ey up everyone!
Today has been a very eventful day and we finally got to see exactly where we are volunteering here in Rochester and who we would be working alongside. I was absolutely amazed by how many people were involved in The Community Place and how much they were dedicated to helping their community. Tomorrow will be our first full day helping out at the summer camp and I am so excited as I get to help out with the 4-5yr olds which should be a lot of fun. As a team we will rotate around the different services The Community Place provides so we can experience all kinds of things and help out in so many ways.
This morning we met up with Dr Watkins who is such a nice lady. She gave us a bit of an insight into The Community Place and helped motivate us as a team and as a person. I'm looking forward to visiting her house for tea, it should be a really nice experience and if its good weather she is taking us out on a boat!?!
After the talk with Dr Watkins and then the visit to The Community Place we had some free time so we headed out to the local town of Pittsford which had a canal and plenty of ducks. As a team we decided we really needed ice-cream and the ice-cream shop had loads to choose from. I ended up with strawberry and butterscotch crunch ice-cream topped off with Oreos!! lovely! On the walk home we stopped off at a pub which was no fun as I couldn't drink!! :( but been able to have a laugh with the team made up for this and I still had a good time.
Now I have to head off to the Ping-Pong game where Max will be competing to be the ping-pong champion!
Bye for now x