After doing committee work yesterday and attending opening events last night (remember?), I was ready to begin serving as a lodge delegate during the convention's business sessions starting this morning. Since this is my first Sons of Norway convention, I didn't know quite what to expect, so it was a day of "Oh, that's how they run this" moments for me. For Susan (who, as an alternate, simply sit in the back of the room and observed), it was a day of working on her latest Hardanger project. And for the girls, whom we signed up for the children's activities offered by convention organizers, it was a day of fun in Missoula.
Then they toured the Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center, where they learned about fighting forest fires by dropping firefighters from an airplane into the middle of the fire. They saw where the firefighters are trained, where the parachutes are stored, and where the planes take off.