Today was our last day working and we had so much fun! We did various tasks such as bringing in cabinets for the kitchen and bathrooms, cleaning the front yard, and painting trim both inside and outside. After saying our goodbyes to the homeowners and the Habitat construction crew, we had an exclusive Two-Step dance lesson with a local dance instructor. Many of the girls danced with each other and the instructor, as well as having a great time learning country moves!
For dinner, we went to a local Texas-style food joint called Dixie Chicken. We enjoyed the fried pickles, antique Texas metal signs, and the real live rattlesnake! After dinner we traveled right down the street to enjoy the Texas A&M campus once more and took a nice little stroll around the football stadium, Kyle field.
A toast with Big Red, a Texan soda trademark, was made once we returned home. Each girl gave a little insight on why they chose to go on this trip. As each girl talked about their experience, the ability to share this reflection and experience with one another was very eye opening and beneficial for each of us. Although each girl looks forward to returning home to reunite with families, I think I can speak for the group by saying that we also wish we could stay and continue what we started here in Texas.
I look forward to hearing about those who may choose to go on this trip next year. I hope that our underclassman who had the opportunity to share their efforts this year will choose to do the same next year.
-Liz H (Head of Habitat 2019)