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TSO - G - Day 5 - We're Well on Track

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Today has been jam-packed with a ton of great building, but before we get into that we have a quick update from the tail end of Wednesday night. 

Last night's crawdad fishing expedition had an impressive yield, and the group decided - with Cruise Director Daniel's blessing - to try cooking their catch. In order to do so, we began with a discussion of the nature of this activity. Making sure to acknowledge that these animals are giving their lives for our benefit, we had the group agree that any reveling in the death of another being would put an end to the activity. 

Afterwards, we laid our crustaceans to rest back at the creek.

This morning we slept in a bit, having tired ourselves out thoroughly with all the hard work that happened yesterday. We got up to the site, and everyone jumped right back into their projects. 

Dylan and Caroline take stock of the track situation. 

Dylan and Caroline take stock of the track situation. 

Piki tries out their new weapon. The idea is that as the opposing cart flies by, the L-shaped arm gets struck, and the other end swings about into their adversary.

Panda installs a lance in the front of their cart. 

Panda installs a lance in the front of their cart. 

Dylan and Katelin install the next section of track. 

Dylan and Katelin install the next section of track. 

All of a sudden, two carts meet on the track for the first time! Piki and Kablooi run their carts by each other to test clearances.

All of a sudden, two carts meet on the track for the first time! Piki and Kablooi run their carts by each other to test clearances.

Kablooi's weapon is developing well; the triangle on the front of their cart gets spun up to speed by the cord wrapped around it as it accelerates. 

Kablooi's weapon is developing well; the triangle on the front of their cart gets spun up to speed by the cord wrapped around it as it accelerates. 

Katelin works on Panda's melon netting.

Katelin works on Panda's melon netting.

Lindsey takes a break to whittle. 

Lindsey takes a break to whittle. 

Lily and Emma weave Nooi's metal cage that will surround their melon. 

Lily and Emma weave Nooi's metal cage that will surround their melon. 

It doubles as a xylophone. 

It doubles as a xylophone. 

Meet Panda's melon, Flipper. 

Meet Panda's melon, Flipper. 

Panda's lance seems quite destructive. 

Panda's lance seems quite destructive. 

Kablooi tests their rotating weapon. 

Kablooi tests their rotating weapon. 

Ben tags up the back of Panda's cart. 

Ben tags up the back of Panda's cart. 

Nooi's hammer is mounted to their cart, and is prepared to smash other carts. 

Nooi's hammer is mounted to their cart, and is prepared to smash other carts. 

Kavin's been working on a hammer as well!

Kavin's been working on a hammer as well!

We end the day with a s'more casserole made with animal crackers. Yum!

The plan for tomorrow is to finish the track in a morning sprint, and then have our joust in the afternoon. All four groups look to be in great shape to put up a fierce competition!

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