Monday, July 27, 2009

Kings' Peak

Brandon went on a scout camp backpacking adventure up to King's Peak, the highest peak in Utah. He did a good job making it the whole 26 miles and carrying all the boys' food. They made the trek in 3 days.
Taking a break along the 8 mile hike to the camping point on Day 1.
Most of the hike was along a river.
Check out the packs. Some of the boys are so little and their packs were nearly bigger than themselves.
Another break!
I love this picture with the summit reflecting in the little lake/pond.
This is the last part to summit on Day 2. Brandon says it looks shorter than it really is.
This is another angle from the trail up to the summit.
The view from the summit.
My cute Brandon at the top on Day 2.
These were the only pictures with him in it.
Instead of taking the trail back down, they just went straight off the side. Looks rocky.

There were 6 boys and 3 leaders and minus the complaining from a few, they all had a blast. The boys raved about it once they got back and as only boys would do, counted up their mosquito bites to see who had the most. The funniest part was when one of the deacons was feeling around by his ear and said out loud: "I can't tell if this is a mosquito bite or a zit! Oh well, I'm counting it anyway." Teenage boys, sigh.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tour de France

I know I blogged about this last year, but I have to again. My latest obsession is watching the Tour de France. I have grown to LOVE this sport, especially watching it. It's very inspiring and although I do not understand all the rules entirely, I have been following the stats of the big riders and getting way into it. I am even enjoying the commentators and their British accents and when they say something that I do not understand...well, let's just say good thing for Google:). I give you permission to ask me what 'Peloton' means...

This clip is crazy. It's from the Tour de France back in 2003. It's the awesomest short cut (maybe it's cooler because it's Lance Armstrong) and I was a little worried that there would be some sort of penalty, but apparently it's not entirely against the rules.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Girls' Camp 2009

Last week I went to Girls' Camp (my calling is the Ward Camp Director) up at Mia Shalom (LDS church owned) in Fairview, UT canyon. It's absolutely gorgeous up there...

Do you remember these fun girls' camp times: screaming.yelling.laughing.crying.singing.

And these: dirt.bugs.smelling like fire.wearing the same sweatshirt for 5 days.staying up way too late.

And don't forget: chants

Here is the slideshow (sorry, it's a little long:)). I loVe these gIrLS!

Untitled from Connie Taylor on Vimeo.