Monday, July 5, 2010

We're Here

After 4 days of fun and travel we arrived last night at Teton Science School. We settled into our cabins and have started our first day in the field at Grand Teton National Park. Thank you for all you did to prepare your son or daughter for this trip and for all of your prayers. We definitely feel that God has been providing for us and protecting us and appreciate your continued prayers.

Let me just say this: your sons, daughters, wives, and husbands are really solid people are we blessed to have them part of the team. They have been a joy to spend time with and get to know more. Here are some things we've noticed:
~This group works well together (The first meal they cooked was burritos. 5 stoves, 5 cook groups, some people showering, some people cooking, some people cleaning---in a very reasonable amount of time with no need for help from the adults, they made and cleaned up a great dinner.)
~They get along. (They have so much fun with each other. They ride with different people-which we assign-everyday in the vans and have been talking and laughing and spending time intentionally getting to know one another. Lots of laughter!)
~They are challenging themselves and each other. (We spent time rock climbing and rappelling on Saturday. The students AND adults put on harnesses and were determined to face fears and reach goals. They cheered for each other and celebrated each other's success.

Here's what's next...astronomy tonight (pray for clear skies), canoeing tomorrow, and a program with Annie Band (an artist and illustrator) tomorrow evening.


  1. I am so excited to hear everything that the group has been up to! Thanks for updating the blog. It's tough being at home and not knowing all the details of what our kids are experiencing. I can't wait to see all the pictures and hear all the stories! Tell Austin that we miss him and love him very much!!!XOXO

    Nicolle Rumsey

  2. Hi,
    My name is Matt and I live with my wife here in Rapid City, SD. While hiking yesterday (6-July)I found an "artist's kit" in a plastic envelope apparently left behind at the Wrinkled Rock Campground near Mt Rushmore. The kit had the name "Austin Rumsey" on a spiral binder in it. I searched the "Teton" Summer Journey" title online and came across your comments. I'd be happy to send the packet along if you would like. You can call me at 605-391-8933