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Final Thoughts

As our ASB trip comes to a close, the group reflected on the following question: Describe a realization from an experience this week that has changed your perspective. “Through conversation & observation with the people of New Orleans, I have gained the realization that no matter the hardship, there is always cause to celebrate. Through

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Caulking, Cement and Ice Cream

Today was our last full work day and I can honestly say that I’m gonna miss this place. This morning as we drove to the work site, I felt for the first time that New Orleans is now my home. I don’t have this feeling too often, but this city had such a impact on

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Challenges and Success

Day three on the worksite brought more challenges and success for the group.  Today, the ground crew worked on finding the property lines for the new fence and digging holes.  With the help of the Boston crew, we dug numerous holes, poured concrete, set the poles and even found a friendly lizard named Larry. According

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Learning to Work Together

When we arrived on the worksite after this morning after two amazing days in New Orleans, we had a bit of a surprise.  Around 35 more college students joined us at this one Habitat house.  Needless to say, we were slightly concerned about having that many people on a work site and the first couple

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Reflecting on Tour of the Lower Ninth Ward

“Life experienced through a windshield is one step away from watching it on TV, but even a bicycle tour can become just a series of sights.” - Ninth Ward Rebirth Bike Tours Our team had the opportunity to tour the Lower Ninth Ward on a bicycle.  Through the tour, we got the opportunity to  see the

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Whatever Happens…Happens! Days 2 and 3 in ABQ

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Sunday was full of long quiet halls and museum exhibits. We started at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, whose showcase exhibition “100 years of State and Federal Policy: The Impact on Pueblo Nation,” communicates a lot about the museum’s purpose. Each exhibit is written from a first-person perspective, as a collective communication of Pueblo culture

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“Best Monday of My Life”

For our days off we went on a swamp tour, the French Quarter, and a bike tour of the 9th Ward. The swamp tour was a lot of fun. It was really cool to see the more rural side of New Orleans. You could be out in the middle of the woods, then 30 min

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Our Trip to Hoonah, Alaska!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | Tags: , ,

After making a short satisfying pit stop at the local gelato parlor, we made our way down the rainy street of Seattle to the world famous Pike’s Place Market, where local farmers and craftsmen exhibited fresh fruits and colorful products. From over-sized jumbo shrimp to dark chocolate noodles, there was no shortage of interesting and

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First Day Building

Sunday, March 4th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Despite being at the same latitude as Florida, 8 a.m. on a March New Mexico morning can be positively frigid. But the ASB New Mexico team found a whole team of chipper, well-seasoned carpenters, builders, and power-tool extraordinaires huddled around a coffeepot and happy to meet us. They are a group self-described as having finished

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Day 1: Accomplishments

Such an incredible first day! It was not what I expected at all, but was so much better! The team was split up into two groups: ground and roof. The house had all walls put up and the frame for the roof assembled, so putting up the rest of the roof was the top priority.

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