Venice Travel Blog› entry 24 of 30 › view all entries
June 22nd, 2007 – by: sshephard
First was the story telling on the bus going from Verona to Venice. I can sit quietly for a long time, happy in my silence.
The second thing that got me going again was gelato. I bought a double scoop lemon ice cream cone in Verona and enjoyed eating it. I also enjoyed watching most of the kids in my group have their first gelato experience. About 20 minutes after eating my first cone, I bought a three-scoop cone at another shop ďż˝" I couldnâ€™t resist. At first I tried to conceal the fact that I was a gelato glutton by hiding behind a stone pillar while I ate, but I decided that it was good to be open about my compulsions and let the group see that I had succumbed a second time.
The third thing that revived me happened much later. After supper, I had the kids into my room for a â€śteam meeting,â€ť which is what I call our evening gatherings.
I was thinking that our little group within the larger group on the bus is becoming more like family with every day that passes. However, our â€śfamilyâ€ť is a little more easy-going than a real family. The kids donâ€™t seem to be inclined to challenge my authority and they donâ€™t argue much with each other. This is a utopian family, I guess. If this is going to be my last CHA trip, I canâ€™t think of a better group to end my European chaperone career with than this one.
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