All Hands in St. Thomas – Part III

All Hands in St. Thomas – Part III

In my last post I promised to bring you some of my favorite things and fun times that I had in between the work. I thought the views from so many of the homes were surreal, like postcards. One night, a group of us escaped basecamp for Red Hook, where the expats live...
All Hands in St. Thomas – Part II

All Hands in St. Thomas – Part II

People have been asking me how things are in St. Thomas. I didn’t take too many photos because we were either driving to our worksite or we were working. With many of the residents present, it’s ideal to respect privacy and think about what people are going through....
All Hands in St. Thomas – Part I

All Hands in St. Thomas – Part I

As some of you know, I had the opportunity to kick off 2018 in St. Thomas. I was working with the community to help as they recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma (category 5 on 9/6/17) and Hurricane Maria (category 4 on 9/20/17). The organization I worked...
Repairing Rockslides – Part III

Repairing Rockslides – Part III

Sorry for the delay, here are some general shots from the trip:This is a 3D version of Yosemite. I am pointing out our work site for the week.The infamous Half Dome – not a bad thing to gaze upon as you are working all day.Our abode for the week. (Not pictured...
Repairing Rockslides – Part II

Repairing Rockslides – Part II

A pictorial review of the work we did this week in Yosemite: The aftermath of the rockslide; this used to be a trail through the forest.Clockwise (from top left): my dad and me in front of the rubble, big pieces of granite, the big pieces of granite after I broke them...
Repairing Rockslides – Part I

Repairing Rockslides – Part I

So I survived five days of Yosemite, and being offline – the latter being a lot easier than the former! When we arrived to the park, we set up camp, met the other 17 volunteers, and attended our orientation. We learned that our project for the week was going to...

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