Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I'm pretty sure this blog has turned into a travel log...why not?! I'm a weekend warrior. The Wind Rivers is probably the prettiest place I've ever been. A couple of weeks ago Kevin, Jared, Nathan, John, Meredith and I hiked in about 15 miles. The macho guys made sure not to get too lazy on the second day and hiked a decent 12 hours to Gannett Peak. Meredith and I took some pictures after some healthy sleeping-in instead.
To start out the guys thought they'd only be gone until noon, but as the sun started going down we got more and more worried...or bored maybe. So, right before we assembled the rescue party of granola and avocados (Meredith thinks they're an energy food or something...), we sat some more.
I'd like to go again, who's with me?!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I know I'm spoiled rotten and shouldn't have been able to go, but yes, I got to raft the Grand Canyon. I worked for my passage as an indentured servant and slave, a.k.a. a swamper. 118 farenheit in the shade. Throwing bags and supplies all day. Rigging the frigging boats. Cooking awesome meals and eating last. Tying the bowline. Getting backed. Waking up at the butt-crack of dawn. I'm a wimp. I didn't even have to do the groover duties! That's the toilet, by-the-way; they call it that so the pretty ladies and macho guys sound cool when they announce they are going to use it. In short, lets just say river guides earned a lot of respect in my eyes...good work you river addicts!
This is the confluence of the Little Colorado and the Big one...
and the Little again...
We went to some increadible waterfalls!
We rafted from the dam at Lake Powell to Lake Mead..280 miles! What an adventure!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Christmas was even better than thanksgiving! i got jumped on at 8 am...yeah Christmas! I'm so excited...no, i was still mad. the kids loved opening their presents and running all over the place causing havok. 7 of the 11 allen kids got together for this photo: that is a big deal. i'm working on getting everyone back here slowly. i also got a new ukulele from hawaii. i could barely sleep last night because i just wanted to keep playing it even though my fingers hurt.