Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
It's Saturday here in Southern Utah. I just completed day six on the mountain. I believe we had 38 campers this week. I think 10 went to Zion national park, maybe six were leaving today, and 13 went to the stop sign. By my count that leaves 9 or so that "slept in." It will be hard to say goodbye to many of the campers tomorrow. I like this weeks group so much I have agreed to go to Chuckarama today which I swore I would never do again. Before I give some shout outs I will wrap up this week.
Here's the french toast. It's a pretty good breakfast. No syrup I believe it is applesauce on top. I am not a breakfast guy, well at least not a healthy breakfast guy, but Thursday we had an unbelievable fritata. I have got to give it a 5 star rating and easily the best breakfast of the week. Other food highlights or low lights. Boca Burgers are inedible. Last night I had a tomato, pickle, lettuce and mustard sandwich for dinner. Chicken Terriyaki bowl was okay but I do not get chopsticks. If they are better than forks why don't we use them for every meal. And why just use them for Asian meals. You never see anyone break out the chopsticks for a burrito or spaghetti.
Puerto Rico. She makes me laugh, has never heard of James Taylor and is extremely brave for taking the 8 week challenge. Best of luck to her and to every one going home this week. I get to sleep past 5:45 tomorrow. That will make me happy. Peace, Jim
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So I have completed three days and have a wicked sunburn, sore muscles, and tired feet. But it's still an awesome time at the ridge. As with every other week I have spent here the other campers just make my days amazing. Such good supportive people. Both tuesday and wednesday were again 15 hour days that sarted with a hike in darkness and ended with Eric Jackson the marketing guru at the Ridge, and I doing a circuit after dinner. Last night Wendy and Nancy joined in the "fun" but tonite it was just Eric and I and bunch of Jackson Browne. Eric got his initiation into medicine ball sit-ups yesterday and seriously trooped on through sore abs to do another 60 or so tonite. I'm sure I did atleast 300 today.
I hiked Jenny's Canyon today instead of the mountain hike. This is where the dessert tortoises do their mating but I have never seen one. The guides last word to me were be alert for rattle snakes. So what did I do? Put on the ipod and walked on in staring at the walls above.
It hard to do justice to the slot cave that is the highlight of the Jenny hike but it is a really cool structure and even better is it is really easy compared to heading up the hill.
Some people say the mountains can talk to them and obviously the settlers had great taste as this gem was found deep in the heart of the canyon.
Now I would obviously never deface a natural treasure so lets just assume that it has been there forever or is a slight optical illusion.
Monday, August 25, 2008
I’m afraid to believe the things I feel
I can cry with the best I can laugh with the rest
But I’m never sure when it’s real
And it may be the hardest thing I’ve ever done"
Friday, August 15, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I just thought I looked pretty good in this picture and had to throw it on here. Tristan picked up a Sunshine Daydream logo shirt and a tie-dye skirt from our booth and then went back on stage about an hour later to do an encore song with G Love wearing the skirt. And just cause she is extraordinarily cool she told the crowd that she just got this awesome skirt from her friends at Sunshine Daydream which was met with a smattering of cheers and applause.