- My room: My room up in Houghton. This
was more of a test of the camera than anything else.
- Aaron Green and Joe Derk work on the
Cardboard Boat: I walked by the Ghetto, and noticed (kinda hard
to *not* notice) everyone working on a cardboard boat. I ran home and
grabbed my camera, and this is the first picture I took. This, when
it's finished, will be a monster truck paddle boat. Don't fall, Joe!
- Moving Wheels: Jon Doane and
Aaron Wilson carry a (heavy!) Clampett-mobile wheel across the street
for modifications and painting.
- The Cardboard Loft: This loft, made
of cardboard, holds 500 pounds of cardboard (or at least, it did at
one time.) It also collapsed on someone at one point.
- The Cardboard Loft,
reverse angle: The Cardboard Loft (tm) holds cardboard above
cardboard while more cardboard clogs the foyer of the Ghetto.
- Everyone works
on the boat: Tammy and Joe Derk work on the front of the
Clampett-mobile, as Joel Mekkes supervises Eric Therkildsen and Jarret
Gill inserting a giant cardboard support along the truck bed.
- How many engineers does it
take to design a cardboard boat? This is the whiteboard with the
calculations needed for the Clampett-mobile.
- Chromosity: Jon Doane
spray-paints a wheel for the monster truck cardboard boat.
- Joel Mekkes and Eric
Therkildsen work on the boat: I believe at this point that Eric
was working on the steering mechanism. I don't recall what Joel was
doing. Wondering how he got himself into this mess, most likely.
- Keep up the good work! Joel Mekkes
and Eric Therkildsen work on the cardboard boat, as Herb (far left)
- Jarret surveys his handiwork:
Jarret Gill surveys the addition of a fender to the absolutely insane
- Waiting in Grand Rapids:
A few days later, a few of us left for Grand Rapids; a day or two
later we met up with the rest of the GR crew to leave for Chicago.
In this picture,
Joel Mekkes, his mom, Chrissy Pomroy, Sarah Bonsall, Lindsay Bussell,
Jon Doane, someone's Dad (Jon's?), someone else's Dad and Borde wait
around for everyone (by which I mean I think it was Karissa) to arrive
so we can leave for Chicago.
- At the Steak and Shake: Joel
Mekkes, Mike Kolassa, Sarah Bonsall, Eric Therkildsen, Lindsay Bussel,
Jarret Gill, Lee Paulsen and John Wilson after the (delicious) meal at
the Steak and Shake in Chicago. Is it just me, or do the four of us
on my side of the table look like playing cards (The African Missions Trip
People! Collect the set! Buy the record!) [obscure joke count: 3]
- Plane coming in for a landing: I
laid on my back and took this picture as the plane came into the
- Everyone at the hotel:
Let's see if I can identify everyone in this picture. From the
bottom left, going clockwise around the "circle": Lindsay Bussell,
Carolyn Larson, Dan Vandenberge, Joel Mekkes, Chrissy Pomroy, Dave
Bosscher, Brian Tracy, Tim Webster, Hilary Webster, Cori White, Corwin
Webster, Dyson Webster (on the floor getting up), Jon Doane, Fred
Everson, Mike Kolassa, Josh Bilhorn, someone unidentifiable behind
Dan Panik, Dan Panik, Kim, Cliff, Karissa,
Andy Kress, Jarret Gill's legs, Jill, Sarah Bonsall. Okay,
so I can't remember some everyone's last name.
- Same as above; in black and
white: I got serious busy with my image editor and foofified this
- Boarding the bus: Hilary, Nigel,
and Dyson Webster, Kim, Bianti Curry, Corwin Webster and Summer
Conklin board the bus to the Chicago airport.
- Jon Doane with backpack:
Jon Doane smiles coquettishly as he sports the latest in spicy pink
- Da plane, da plane! This is the plane we
rode on for way too many hours from Atlanta Georgia, to Johannesburg,
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