Yesterday's enthusiasm spilled over into this morning, and everyone's excited to get back to work. Up on the hill the teams start seeing how their carts fit on the tracks.
Midway through the day a new rule throws a wrench into many groups' plans. Going forward, no team's watermelon may be within six inches of any wood. This means that the teams who've built tank-like carts will need to reconisder the materials they use to shield their melons.
After lunch we head down the hill a ways to see the ranch animals in a visit organized by Cruise Director Daniel.
Following our excursion, we spend the rest of the afternoon working on our track and carts. Many of the chassis now roll on the track, and the groups tune them and begin refining their weapons.
Jared shows off the hammer he's been working on by puncturing various pieces of wood.
A small team has been working this afternoon on elevating the track so that it can be leveled in preparation for Thursday's joust.
This week we celebrate Katelin's 16th birthday with a cake baked by our fabulous camp steward, Tamee!
After dinner Caroline goes over the five rules of knife safety, and equip everyone with a pocket knife.
Tomorrow we'll take a break from building and head to the beach for a little R&R. On Thursday, we're back to building in order to test our carts in the afternoon!