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Team: South
Kay Gandy
Friday, October 25
Back in the Real World
I hope not everyone is having trouble adjusting to the real world as much as I am. Out in the wilderness problems in the world seemed petty. When your faced with the grandeur and the timelessness so evident in nature, nothing else seems important. Now that I'm home, everything seems important. But there have been some good things that happened. I was invited to speak on a "live" morning talk show in my city. They obtained video from Wayne Clague at the National Geographic Society, so as I was speaking, scenes of The Wave appeared on the monitors. The segment was very well done and was also broadcast live on the radio. Now everywhere I go people tell me they heard me or saw me on television. Today I had a student from a local university observe my classroom at school. The first question he asked me was, "Are you the Dr. Gandy who was chosen by National Geographic to go on that journey?"
I did want everyone to know that I gave my tent away to one of my students. I came in full gear the first day of class, set up my tent, and talked about the journey with my students. I had them write an essay of why I should give them my tent. The winner wrote, I will keep this tent until I am an old man, and even older. And when I grow up I will be a Boy Scout leader and I will take my Scouts camping. And I will set up the tent and tell my Scouts, my fifth grade teacher gave me this tent.
I had an opportunity to present the American Frontiers Journey at a national conference in Philadelphia. Teachers from all over the U.S. came to the National Council for Geographic Education conference. I joined with Nancee Hunter to tell about the Geography Action Program. Everyone loved the PowerPoint pictures of the journey of the Southern Team, and I believe they were all envious. Mike, Bob, Cathy and I are busy now developing lessons on public lands to be posted soon on the American Frontiers website.
I miss all my team members, particularly our early morning coffee club. I look forward to meeting them again next year at our reunion.
for Friday, October 25
North South Both




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Team: South
Kay Gandy
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Friday, October 25
Kay Gandy
Back in the Real World
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Saturday, September 28
Kay Gandy
Public Lands Day
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Friday, September 27
Kay Gandy
Team Joining
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Thursday, September 26
Kay Gandy
The End Is Near
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Wednesday, September 25
Kay Gandy
Tree Hugs And Salmon
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Tuesday, September 24
Kay Gandy
Dinosaurs
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Saturday, September 21
Kay Gandy
The South Team
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Thursday, September 19
Kay Gandy
ATV Haven
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Wednesday, September 18
Kay Gandy
SNOW
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Tuesday, September 17
Kay Gandy
The River Crossing
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Monday, September 16
Kay Gandy
Mountains out of Molehills
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Sunday, September 15
Kay Gandy
Solitude
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Saturday, September 14
Kay Gandy
The Free Day
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Friday, September 13
Kay Gandy
Waterfalls
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Thursday, September 12
Kay Gandy
Back in the Routine
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Wednesday, September 11
Kay Gandy
Remembering America
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Tuesday, September 10
Kay Gandy
Planet of the Apes
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Monday, September 9
Kay Gandy
Rainbow Bridge and Orange Beach
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Saturday, September 7
Kay Gandy
Paria Plateau
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Friday, September 6
Kay Gandy
Rivers and Lakes and Rainbows
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Thursday, September 5
Kay Gandy
The Wave
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Wednesday, September 4
Kay Gandy
The Condors
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Tuesday, September 3
Kay Gandy
Trekking with the Trekkers
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Monday, September 2
Kay Gandy
The Mule Ride
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Sunday, September 1
Kay Gandy
The Grand Canyon Lodge
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Saturday, August 31
Kay Gandy
The 14 mile Hike
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Friday, August 30
Kay Gandy
The School Program
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Thursday, August 29
Kay Gandy
Half-way Party
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Wednesday, August 28
Kay Gandy
Lost Glasses
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Tuesday, August 27
Kay Gandy
The Arizona Trail
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Monday, August 26
Kay Gandy
Sunrise at the Canyon
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Sunday, August 25
Kay Gandy
Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater
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Saturday, August 24
Kay Gandy
Disappointments
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Friday, August 23
Kay Gandy
Eldon Pueblo
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Thursday, August 22
Kay Gandy
Outback Steaks
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Wednesday, August 21
Kay Gandy
Flagstaff
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Tuesday, August 20
Kay Gandy
Dancing in the Moonlight
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Sunday, August 18
Kay Gandy
Woods Canyon
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Saturday, August 17
Kay Gandy
Peach Pancakes
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Friday, August 16
Kay Gandy
Ballad of the Southern Trekkers
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Thursday, August 15
Kay Gandy
Graduation Day
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Wednesday, August 14
Kay Gandy
Quiet Day
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Tuesday, August 13
Kay Gandy
The ATV Ride
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Monday, August 12
Kay Gandy
At the Motel
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Sunday, August 11
Kay Gandy
Waiting for the Trekkers
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Saturday, August 10
Kay Gandy
The Cat Walk
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Support Team
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Long Drive
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Friday, August 9
Kay Gandy
The Long Drive
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Thursday, August 8
Kay Gandy
The Ballad of the Trekkers
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Wednesday, August 7
Kay Gandy
Round Table Discussion
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Tuesday, August 6
Kay Gandy
The Last Hike
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Monday, August 5
Kay Gandy
The Nose Rings
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Sunday, August 4
Kay Gandy
The Backpacking Trip
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Saturday, August 3
Kay Gandy
Doing the Laundry
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Friday, August 2
Kay Gandy
Lake Valley School
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Thursday, August 1
Kay Gandy
Horse Canyon
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Wednesday, July 31
Kay Gandy
The Trek Begins
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Wednesday, July 31
Kay Gandy
What was the highlight of your first day on the Trek? (responses from the Southern team)
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