Project Leader Note: Rose had originally tried to type out the lyrics and melody to The Final Countdown by Europe as part of this post and while I've still left those sections intact for comedic value I think it would be more effective, as she would probably agree, to just open this link for the song in a seperate browser window and then read the post to get the desired effect she was going for. Enjoy.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2-aWRIrmkM )
THE FINAL COUNTDOWNNNN. DA-NA-NA-NAAA, NA-NA-NA-NA-NA, DA-NA-NA-NAAA, NA-NA-NA-NA-NA, DA-NA-NA, NA-NA-NA, etc.
We spent Monday going back to all of the places we had already planted this season to do our site assessments. It was very rewarding to see that the plants we installed earlier in the season were doing so well. Revisiting all of our planting spots was also a really nice way to wrap up the season. We finished that day up with the dreaded “these-are-all-of-the-things-you-need-to-do-before-you-leave” talk. Afterwards, we comforted ourselves by gorging on delicious enchiladas.
On Tuesday, we spent the morning doing our final polygon of planting. We all placed the last plant in the ground together, and then did a “Saved by the Bell” high-five. Afterwards, the Park and the city of Chesterton threw a good-bye parade in our honor, and then handed us the key to the city (SCA Project Leader’s note: that definitely did not happen).
We spent the rest of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday doing all of the things we talked about having to do on Monday. On Wednesday evening, we went out to dinner with some of our favorite Bio-Techs from the park to Gelsosomo’s. It was fun.
And now for some more of Rose's song transcription...
I. HAD. THE TIME OF MY LIIIIIFE. YOU KNOW I’VE NEVER FELT THIS WAY BEFORE. YES I SWEAR. THIS IS TRUUUUUE. AND I OWE IT ALL TO YOUUUUUUUU, Liz.