WHAT A DAY! Sep.28,2012 Location: Marquette Co., WI The location noted above shows Marquette County, but in reality so far it is only the Class of 2012 that is settled in there. Once the birds were made comfortable for their first experience in a travel pen, air crew and ground crew headed back from whence they came. The first stop was at the site we skipped, where the travel pen set up there yesterday was dismantled and loaded onto the travel pen trailer. Next stop was at the WRM SWA training site where the permanent pen and all the equipment had to be packed up and anything remaining behind, winterized. Then the whole crew came back to camp where the serious unhooking, dismantling, and packing up got into full swing. Richard was the first to pull out driving the Flair motorhome, trailed by Geoff Tarbox and Julia Anthony in the Tracking Van hauling the travel pen pulled out of the skipped Stopover site. They will meet up at Stopover #2 where Richard will ditch the Flair, jump in the van with Geoff and Julia, and drive to Stopover Site #3 to set up the travel pen there in anticipation of the next migration leg. David and Linda Boyd made a run to the hangar to exchange vehicles – the white van which pulls the aircraft trailer, for the white truck which pulls the Sierra travel trailer. Now that they’re back in camp, they, along with Bev Paulan who is using her time off to give us a hand (she also tracked for us this morning) will button down the inside of the Sierra and unhook everything before hitching up the white truck so it and the Sierra will be ready for the road. Meantime, Brooke’s been dealing with all the garbage and re-cyclables we’ve collected this past week, and I’ve been trying to catch up on the flood of emails this morning’s action prompted, finishing up ‘work-work’, and buttoning up the Jamboree etc, etc. Joe’s getting his trike wing off ready for storing it and his aircraft in the equipment trailer and then he’ll be leaving us for a couple of days to attend a special event in New York. With every one almost ready to ‘hit the road’ for Marquette County, I’ll have to end this entry with a promise of some photos here soon and a warning that with all that has to be done today there’s a better than even chance there will not be a Lead Pilot report done for posting later today.