Monday, July 25, 2005
It’s difficult to believe that after this evening’s talk from Chaplain Cooper, we’ll only have two more speakers coming. This summer has flown by! We’ve certainly done a lot of cool stuff out here, but as busy as we are, we haven’t come near to accomplishing all we want to. Over the past week some of us developed a list of the things we want to do before our departure from the beautiful Colorado Rockies. Among the tasks:
Climb a Fourteener Go horseback riding Go mountain biking Hike Devil’s Thumb Visit Rocky Mountain National Park (only 30 minutes down the road!)
These are just a few of the activities we have planned—lots to do and so little time! But even though it took several hours of planning, with work schedules and hike guidebooks in tow, we have dates chosen for Devil’s Thumb, mountain biking, and multiple fourtneener hikes! The next few weeks should be amazing.
In addition to all we have planned, we’ve had a lot going on the past few weeks (hence no blog updates!) We had the pleasure of hearing from Professor James VandenBosch, who, being the stellar English prof that he is, seamlessly incorporated various styles of poetry into both of his lectures. One night I headed into the National Park with Professor VB, his daughter Christina (a fellow LCI participant), and two other friends. I have never seen so many wild animals in my life! Not to mention an amazing sunset.
Later that week we all headed off SMR property for our respective LCI Men’s and Women’s retreats. The guys headed all the way through the National Park while the ladies camped at Willow Creek, near Lake Granby. It was an awesome time for all, especially when we met up the next day for pizza!
Last week we were blessed to hear from Biology professor Joy Bonnema—what an amazing time we had with her! Her lectures were funny and moving and it was so great getting to know her. Plus her daughter Meikea was such a hoot! One night a few of us went into Grand Lake to bowl and have ice cream—needless to say the 6 year old blondie enjoyed that night!
This week should be great as we are hearing from Chaplain Cooper and the Denver area Alumni Chapter is coming up to SMR on Saturday for a day of fun. But like I said before, time here is winding down—so I think I’ll sign off for now.