On May 18th, 2011, we have a field trip to Da Lat, camping for two days and the other two day we would check into the hotel and go do others activities, it a total of 4 days.
We seat on the bus for eight hours, it was fun like a road trip, where you get to hang out with you friend. Sometimes we would stop for break and lunch. We headed for Da Lat is at 7 o’clock in the morning so we reach to Da Lat around 3 o’clock in the afternoon. When we reach to Da Lat we divide ourself up into 4 sub team, and each team captain would be responsible for the group member. Then each group come up with a name, and we headed down to the boat to go across the lake to reach to the campsite. When we get to the campsite, we drop our stuff and we get into groups and do some trust exercise. Where you learn how to trust each other, we were blindfolded and the captain would instruct the team member to build the tent. After the trust exercise, we were assign into tent and start to in pack, and be ready for dinner at six. After dinner, we have a bonfire and we melt marsh mellow and make smore (chocolate,cracker, marsh mellow together). We also sing songs as a group and tell some ghost story together. At last, we went to bed at ten.
We woke up and had breakfast at seven. After breakfast, we went to get ready for our hiking , where we went over a mountain in 3 hours. It was fun, it was the first time I ever do something like that, even though it kind of tired, but I really like it. After that, we went for lunch, which kind of like a picnic. After lunch, we start doing activities like spider web, where you have to go over a space and you can’t touch the string. The next activity is building blocks, but you are blind folded, you can talk but you have to use noises to communicate with you team members. I found that was kind of challenging, but it was fun though, because I get to learn why planning was so important. Then we went back to the campsite to have dinner. After that we get to meet the Lat minority, we get to dance together. It was fun, I get to know there dance move and a little bit of their religion. We have bonfire afterward, we did some marsh mellow and went to sleep after that, it was a tired day.
We wake at seven and went for breakfast, then we get ready to went to the other side of the lake to do some activities like zip line, trust v, and monkey bar. I like all of the activities but the one that I found was most challenging was the monkey bar. Because I found it kine of hard for me to go from one bar to another, but at least I almost broke the record, and I’m glad about it. After those activities, we went back to the camp site for lunch. Then we get change, and head down to the lake to build our raft. It takes my group a lot of time to build a raft so we don’t have much time to tested in the water at the end. So we just go straight out and start riding it, therefore my group went last. After we finish the race, we get to stay in the water and swim with our friends, and enjoy ourselves in the lake. Our teacher, Mr. Paul would pretend to be shark and come get us, that was quite scary. We went to rinse of the with water afterward, and change into our new clothes. We check out the campsite, and headed to our resort. Which is very nice, we checked in and get our room, and we have some free time before we headed out for dinner. That was our last dinner together, so we did some Karaoke. Then we get back to the hotel, and did out team cheer. After that the girl (us) we went to watch movie together in our room and we went to bed.
We wake up at seven, we went for break fast. After that, we went to pack our stuff and ready to check out the hotel at eight. Then we went to a school called Lam Dong school for people who have hearing problem. We donate stuff to them, and learn sign language to be able to communicate with them. Then we divide into two groups, one goes to look around the school, and the other group will go do some activities with them. It was fun getting to know them, and also get to learn some sign language. After the visit, I learn that I’m very lucky and I should appreciate what I had. Then we say good bye to them, and headed to the hand painting place. We learn how to do water drawing, and how to draw with only our hand. It was quite interesting, we even have competition afterward, between group. We have to wash our hand with gas, because the paint was oil base. Then we went for lunch, and it is when we say good bye to the Embers staff, and headed back to Ho Chi Minh.
I think it was a fun trip, and I get to learn lot of stuff.