Three Voyages

I’m disappointed I haven’t gotten to write about this yet, but this past weekend was our Fall Break, and myself, Madison, Rob, and Morgan spent it hiking for three days on the Wolf Ridge / Twentymile Trail in the southwest extremity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

On the second day, Sunday, we did a pretty solid uphill hike and finally came out at Gregory Bald, a majestic wonderland on “God’s Mountain.” We spent most of the afternoon there. It is on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, and the tree here we dubbed the “Tree of Life.” Madison’s trail mix came in handy. We made camp about a half mile down trail and came back to watch the sunset in North Carolina, and the magnificent stars in Tennessee, although a bright moon obscured some of the night’s jewels. All in all, it was one of the best weekends I can remember, and a much-needed experience.

I didn’t get much sleep this week but I did manage to hit up the first InterNations Atlanta gathering. It was really cool and there’s a lot of potential for AIESEC there as well. This photo is from the event, at the Bar at Trois:

And, EB applications have wrapped up. Eleven people applied! Amira will have a hard time choosing between them. But it’s a good sign for the health of the LC.

Now I am off to the meeting which I have fought three years for, and which AIESEC US and AIESEC around the world have waited ten years for: AIESEC United States National Presidents Meeting 2008. It’s going to be extremely interesting opening the book on a new era and writing in its first pages. I’m glad Amira is coming with, to be a part of it.

By Preston

Agent of Change, Former of Entropy, Seeker of a Stateless World.

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