Thursday, August 21, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I am quite proud of the fact that I was rebellious and wore a hat as opposed to a bonnet. I had far less sun than anyone else, besides it was the only thing that put me close to cool and for an old fat woman that means a lot!
The thing that I am really freaking out about with a lot of my photographs is that I had a spot on my lens that I obviously couldn't see. I don't have the time or inclination to sit in front of Photoshop for the amount of time it would take to fix it all.
I did end up with some nice shots!
Monday, August 11, 2008
The Trek part of the trip was a very spiritual and moving experience. We had 3 days of amazing (for the most part) One of the young women in Kyle's "family" got dehydrated on the long trek day, so they didn't attend the fireside where the kids were presented with letters from home that told them how much their parents loved them.
Here is the family photo - I know I look like YUCK!
There are other stories to come......
but this is how I looked at the end.
and I still feel this way!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
We will be all decked out in our Pioneer gear (first 3 days only, thankfully - I have rebelled and purchased a straw hat, because I DON'T see myself in a bonnet) and spend our days without cell phones, Internet, ipods or other mechanical items OH FUN no showers either for these 3 days!
2 months ago we had a dancing and games activity to prepare for the games/activities of the time period. As I walked around taking photos, I realized there were a few folks that being around for 2 hours was pushing my sanity limits how in the world will I make it a full week? Hot, sweaty, stinky, and tired (because let's face it I already am tired now thinking about it!) are not really conducive to being patient in the affliction of hanging out with some folks who live on my last nerve! Don't get me wrong, there are quite a few of these folks I can't wait to spend time with, and normally I am not a glass half empty kind of girl but dragging this out has really taxed me!