So, hiking yesterday was an adventure. Of course, it was. When we began the morning I had absolutely no clue what I was in store for. I'll start off by saying that I haven't been on a real hike in about 2 years. I've been specializing in "happy hikes" as of late. Kelly, Judith, Lindsay, Kristin, and myself began our tour at 7am...we reached the Raven Cliff Falls trail at 8:45am beginning the trail at 9. It started off lovely for 4 miles when we began our descent down the mountain to the falls. We ran into a gentleman who advised us to turn around because the trail was completely iced over. Not ones for defeat, we decided to continue. Down ladders and across streams we went. Needless to say, it was breathtaking. Huge icicles hung off the side of the mountains...20 in a row. Then we saw it. The entire side of the mountain was nothing but a sheet of ice. Where the trail should have been was only ice. We decided to hike around the ice and find the trail on the other side. We had to slide down the mountain on our bums and then cross a half frozen stream. I, of course, busted it and almost died. Luckily, Kristin grabbed my foot and Lindsay grabbed my hand. With shaky legs we crawled up the mountain back to the trail. Oh, did I mention that we crossed a suspension bridge earlier? You know the kind that go up and down and side to side. It was awesome. Anyway, we made our way to a lunch spot. We had to cross the river again, but this time on wire. Feet on one, hands on the other and shimmy across. I felt like I was on Fear Factor. My legs were still shaking from the near death and they doubled their tremors as I made my way across the wires. Taking a 20 minute break, we enjoyed lunch and then continued on our excursion. The trail we hit next was dismal...no really, it was the Dismal Trail. It was a mile and a half straight back up the mountain. I mean straight back up the mountain. By this time, I could feel blisters forming on my feet. Worsening with each step, I begged the others to continue. I hobbled up the mountain. Finally, I said "forget this" and took my boots off and finished the last 1/8 of a mile in my socks. Six hours and 12 blisters later we finished our trip. Taking my socks off...everyone gasping an "eww," I discovered that I had a blister on each toe, 2 on my pinkie toe and a blister on top of another blister on my big toe.
Thursday, December 30, 2004 | 1:04 PM | LINK |
I haven't had a nosebleed since I was in the 2nd grade. I remember it perfectly. I had just come in from recess and we were going through our spelling words for the week. We had played kick ball during recess (speaking of which...any one up for a game of kick-ball?). Anyway, I was sitting in my desk writing my words for the week and drops of blood started dripping from my nose. It was traumatic. I got to leave an entire hour early from school.
Monday, December 27, 2004 | 7:39 PM | LINK |
So, I ran out of day yesterday to finish the dream recaps...but you'll want to hear this one.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 | 9:01 AM | LINK |
I was on my way to church, but church was really far away and I was extremely late. When I arrived to church, it was on a farm and I had missed the first 3 services completely. Upon walking down the stairs I was intercepted by a woman who then was joined my two more men. I had been kidnapped. I tried to escape, but everyone I came in contact with was in on the kidnapping. At the end of the dream I found out that my parents had been the ones responsible for my kidnapping.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 | 3:19 PM | LINK |
The weird dreams continue.
| 8:46 AM | LINK |
Someone found my site by searching "accordion hotties." My blog is complete.
Saturday, December 18, 2004 | 1:11 PM | LINK |
I am coming from you live and in person from my very own office (or "space" whatever you would like to call it). I've got one more work day at the school and then I'm officially official at New Spring.
Thursday, December 16, 2004 | 4:11 PM | LINK |
Last night, I played in the rain and colored. It was fun.
Friday, December 10, 2004 | 3:17 PM | LINK |
...a chilly afternoon riding down the street in my beloved Pippin.
Tuesday, December 07, 2004 | 1:51 PM | LINK |
The Holiday vacation did me good. I had lots of rest and great family time...which is hard to come by nowadays. God also gave me a little something extra to be thankful for...a new job. Was I looking? Nope, wasn't looking. God just decided to bless my socks off when I least expected it. For those of you who don't know I graduated from Anderson College in 2003 with a degree in Christian Ministry..."But Lanna, I thought you worked with special needs children?" I did, but had always hoped to work in a church...MY church to be exact, but it just didn't seem that it was going to happen any time soon. Then God said, "Hey, you know how much you love people? Well, how about the job of your dreams." And here it is, I'll be working as Assistant to the Associate Pastor at New Spring Community Church. What?
Wednesday, December 01, 2004 | 2:48 PM | LINK |