Friday, June 16, 2006

turnaround lottery

I just got back from a trip to Boston, with eight 13- and 14-year-olds (and two other adults). It was a great experience, about which I will write more later. Today, I want to talk about our tour of the U.S.S. Constitution--"Old Ironsides," the oldest active-duty warship in the world. She went 30-0 in battle, and is still impressive today.

A few times per year, they sail her out into the bay, turn her around, and sail her back into her berth. A few civilians are allowed to ride as they do this. Because so many people want to, they have established a lottery to determine who goes. If you win, please take me with you.


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