The first thing we did after getting to Santa Rosa was head to one of the local schools. Pablo wanted to give a short talk to the kids. I figured this was a prime opportunity to start shooting photos for my project. Pablo held a lively discussion with the kids, however the elephant in the room (which was me) couldn't be avoided. I ended up doing a short Q&A pretty much focusing on everything BUT the environment. The first question I was asked was if I have met Barack Obama. Now, the funny part is that I can say yes, but I tried to explain to the kids that most Americans have not. I was also asked if I have met 50 Cent and various other famous people.
All was going well, until at the end one of the kids asked me to sign an autograph. Before I knew it I was pinned against a chalkboard with 30 kids shoving pens and paper in my face. I think Pablo may have a few photos of this, hopefully I can get one to share. This definitely proved to be a very fun experience.