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My week with strangers.

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

A few weeks ago I went to Florida with mostly strangers from 3 different youth groups. I took photos, and I had fun. Here’s way too many photos crammed into one blog post:

It was a long drive…

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Or she’s showing off her bling.
Or both.

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The beach was beautiful.

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When we arrived our rooms were not ready.

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So naturally, we stood around getting sunburns and/or went swimming with our clothes on.

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Appropriate hugs: exhibit A

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Some of the other demonstrations were a bit odd…

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Postcards home. Brilliant.

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Fellow photographer and new friend Emily!

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Turns out plastic silverware IS good for something :)

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Retreat center on the beach, and there were no towel racks in the bathroom. What?

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Haha. Love them.

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Alligator surfing.

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Scars of battle. Look how excited he is to have smashed his head on the bottom of the sea. Also, is that a dolphin in the background? I mean. I am certain there was no dolphin. So what is that?

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I took a lot of photos of birds while I was sitting on the beach with a telephoto lens looking like a certified creeper.

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the birthday girls: SURPRISE!

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Jason, why?

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Nothing gets people more worked up than a discussion about food.

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Yes, they were all crying. from laughter. about burritos?

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They did a gallon milk challenge. At 2pm. In the sun. I’ll spare you the next 30 minutes.

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Heath McNease stopped by.

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They played what might be the most dangerous youth group game I’ve ever seen.

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I think it’s called: Try to Rip a Youth Pastor’s Head Off

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The belly-flop competition!

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Ladies and Gentleman, we have a winner!

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Group photos on the beach!

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Most people didn’t have cameras. That’s what I was there for. So the next hour was pretty crazy- starting with the youth pastors.

How cute are they?

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Adorable.

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Haha.

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Fantastic.

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Haha! Love this.

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And this.

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Beautiful girl. Beautiful song.

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I had so much fun with these kids, and I especially loved living with a big group of girls again. It made me miss my days of living in a dorm. I like having people around; even if it is impossible to keep the bathroom floor clean and dry.

So… who else wants to take me with them on their travels?

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