August 20-23, 2008
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|The mess hall at the Bernasconi Education Center (Camp Inyo) located 2 miles southwest of Big Pine, California in the Owen's Valley. The large building on the left is where we ate all of our meals. Frisbee was a common activity during leisure time.
||The small building on the left houses the restrooms and the shower facilities. The long building behind it is the men's dorm. The building to the right of center was divided into rooms where married couples and other guests slept.
||The buildings at right center and two to the left were where the women slept. Many of the other participants set up tents on the grass. Another before and after dinner activity that is not shown was volleyball.
||Our dinner meals were catered and they were excellent. For breakfast, however, we had our own fabulous Chef Natasha Dunne. She planned all the breakfast and lunch menus and supervised the cooking of breakfast. We ate like royalty.
||A small group of faculty and alumni got up early every morning to help Natasha with the cooking. Here is Mike Werner (BS and MS graduate) cooking the sausages. Natasha is taking out her frustration on a pot of something.
||Here's one of our typical fabulous breakfasts: French toast with strawberries and whipped cream, a baked cheese-covered egg omelette dish, and sausages. Top it off with melon, fruit juice, and tea or coffee and we were ready to hit the field.
||When breakfast was ready, everyone formed a line and Natasha served the sumptuous repast.
||During breakfast in the mess hall conversation passed between old friends who were catching up on what had transpired in their lives since graduation.
||Throughout the trip, present students, faculty, guests, alumni, and the children of alumni all had a great time talking with one another.
||Each morning at the back of the mess hall was a table where everyone made their own lunch. Lunch included sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruit, and a drink. With three big meals every day, we probably all gained a little weight.|
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