Friday, July 25, 2008

What I've been up to this summer...

Well, I've been up to a lot, but most recently I've been traveling - for 3 weeks straight to be exact. I wanted to post about all of my trips and will do so in one way or another, I just decided it would take me forever if I tried to do it all at once. So here is the first installment.

My first trip of the summer was to Otter Creek's Christian Camp as a counselor. I had a blast! I was co-counselors with my wonderul friend Moriah and we had the 7th grade girls. It was a hard week but also very fun and rewarding. Luckily, Mo is a great photographer and she had the better camera, so I didn't even take my camera out once all week. If you want to see pics, she did a very cute, thourough collage on their blog, here.

After camp, I came home for litterally one day and then left Justin and Maybel again (it was very hard after being gone a whole week already) and headed to Orlando, FL to meet my best friend from college, Laura. She and her mom and grandmother always go to Sanible Island, FL for a week in the summer and this year I got to go again (I've been once before when we were both still in grad. school). This year, myself and one of Mimi's (Laura's grandmother) friends, Mary Anne, got to tag along and it was wonderful! Among laying by the pool, reading, relaxing, and playing games, we also took a boat ride to a nearby island and spent some time visiting lots of cute shops and yummy restaurants. We took the boat ride on Tuesday and it took us to a nearby island, Cabbage Key. It's very small and not very populated except for an inn and a restaurant. The restaurant is very cool (not temperature wise though, it was very HOT!). They have a great cheeseburger and legend has it that it is where Jimmy Buffet wrote his famous song Cheeseburger in Paradise. They also have a tradition of everyone who visits leaving a signed dollar bill on the wall or on the ceiling. It was very cool. Other than that, it was just a nice relaxing week at the beach.

So, there are the first two trips, next up...Vacation to Lake Ouachita!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, America

Everyone be safe out there this weekend. I want to see 10 fingers and 10 toes on all of you.

In honor of the holiday, I give you the genius of Joe Dirt:

Light your hoosker do and hoosker dont's with Caution.