Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
It's been a weekend full of snowy adventures. Friday a freak snowstorm appeared out of what seemed the middle of nowhere, which of course meant we had to go sledding. We got a big group together and took to the slopes. I got dominated and thrown into the snow more than once, we had somersault races down the hill, and enjoyed the midnight snow. Today Jordan, Alex, me, and Alex headed up to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. We weren't able to get into a movie, but we did ride the shuttle around for...a long time. And we had Thai food (my favorite) and wandered Main street. We somehow got into a photography gallery that was invite only and saw some gorgeous photographs and enjoyed tea from the tea bar (It was then that I decided I'm having one of those in my future home). While wandering Main street we popped into another gallery and saw a painting of a guy wandering in snow and Alex felt it fitting to read us a poem. I feel it is fitting for this post. So here it is:
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This picture takes place in SLC where Whitney, Emma, Alex, and I ended up on Friday night after a minor mental breakdown. Energy drinks + slurpee's was definitely a bad idea, but I got to see one of my highschool friends that I've known for ages.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Well, Egypt proved magnificent…as I knew it would. We visited citadels and mosques and walked on streets that are over 3,000 years old. I got to see mummies, tombs, treasures, and pyramids. I rode camels at the Pyramids of Giza and drove 4-wheelers through the desert out to a Bedouin village. Christmas day was spent at the Red Sea scuba diving and snorkeling where I saw 8 foot eels and was swimming inside a school of fish. I rode a sail boat on the Nile. I walked through the temples of Luxor and Karnak in which every column and wall was carved out with pictures. I saw mummies and explored the Valley of the Kings. I saw the temple of Hatchepsut and wandered the Cairo museum. I saw a cave where Jesus and Mary hid for three years and ate delicious Egyptian food. I conquered markets, enjoyed time on the beach, and experienced the worst food poisoning I’ve ever had. Egypt was incredible. Every detail, every inch. That’s all I can really say.