Thursday, July 1, 2010

Traveler Spotlight

Intern Amber interviews Chris during the Ice Cream Social:

Where are you from Chris?
I'm from Dayton, Ohio.

So what is that animal you're wearing on your head?
It's Dale from the Chipmunks! My Dad is a scout leader, and he and I have matching hats. His is Alvin, though. We bought them just for this trip.

I like your sense of humor! So are you traveling with other people besides your Dad?
Yeah, I'm here with the whole Boy Scout troop.

How long have you been a Boy Scout?
This is my fifth year as a scout. Most of the guys in our group are between 15 and 17 years old.

How long have you guys been in Chicago?
We just arrived here today, but we are leaving for New Mexico tomorrow. We drove here and are staying the night because our train leaves out of Chicago. It worked out conveniently for us because we were able to do some cool stuff in the city today. We went to the top of the Willis Tower and to the free Ice Cream Social here in the hostel. The hostel was perfect for us because we could all stay here without it costing very much.

Well, I'm glad that you got to see come of Chicago before you have to leave. What are you doing in New Mexico?
We're going on a 12-day backpacking hike through the Rockies. We're bringing our tents and camping each night. We all earn a special badge for the trip.

Sounds like it's going to be a great trip. Stay away from bears!

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