Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekend 2

Saturday, 27th:
There's a reason you don't wear shorts when you work on a blueberry field. Shorts don't cover your legs, causing someone, like me, to get many scratches. Unfortunately, me being me, I didn't remember this one little bit of info and ended up getting many scratches. It's almost as if the blueberry branches are alive as they try to grab you when you're leading a customer to a bush.
All Saturday this is what I was doing. Greeting people with a friendly smile and showing them where to pick. This is something I have been doing since I was about 14. When I first started helping out at Sara's I had to carry a stick with a rainbow wind catcher so that customers could find me. I was quite short. Now, being 18, I walk and talk confidently to everyone that comes to pick our berries. I am blessed to be able to help Sara.

Sunday, 28th:
Nothing like waking up at 5:30 am to get in the car at 6:30 am to be in Salem at 7:30 am all to race some dragons. Worlds Beat was Sunday, boy was that crazy! Dragon boating, in general, is just really crazy. From the people to the sport. Seriously, what sport decides that racing bright and early is a good idea? If it were my choice, I wouldn't allow sleep deprived paddlers and steersmen to be on a boat that early, who knows what might happen. I mean this is probably the reason there is always one ambulance, attending one paddler each year at this race.  Races went well, we had about 20 high school students and about 4 adults come race with us. We were the only group with high schoolers, but boy did we show those adults. We won first, long story short.

Paddle Paddle,


  1. I love this "diary" format! sounds like fun (except for all the scratches) :-)

    1. Thank you! Wasn't sure if I liked it but I'm starting to grow on the "diary" concept. Hope your summers going well!

  2. Congratulations on your victory, Vanessa! Show those adults what teens are made off! It sucks that you had to be up super early, but it was all worth it in the end!

    Xx Morgana

    1. Thank you! Always fun to prove kids are just as good! Keep the blogging up!


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