To those of you who may be wondering how the rest of my summer turned out I'll give you a few highlights via pictures...
|A group from Lincoln Ave Baptist came for a week long river and rock trip. Here we are on the Arkansas.|
|Jeanne Marie and I packed a lot of stuff into the Explorer so we camp out for the night.|
|We camped at Hartman's Rock. It was great to get away from Texas Creek for a few days. The students also loved exploring the rock formations.|
|We played in the water... a lot.|
|Some of us were forced more than others...|
|We hung out with the one and only "Pee Rock"|
|We tried on some of Cori's dresses and took model shots.|
|An extreme water fight happened. (I chose to stay dry... it was cold...)|
|Black Widow spiders really do live in Colorado. This one was found near the boat house in an old dog dish.|
|And...... I got hit with a paddle. Well, only my left pinky.|
|More rafting through the Gorge|
|Elise guided through the Gorge (except Sunshine Falls...)|
|We took a staff hiking trip up Mt. Princeton|
|Most of us made it to the top! And then napped.|
|Todd volunteered for a few weeks|
We finally took a full staff picture.
Second Annual Bad Manners Night
Chaco tans after a summer in the sun.
|Steve bought a house|
|Dan tried to be a stow-away on our Green River trip.|
|We had a motor for the Green River trip with AOI |
so we attached all the boats and barged our way down the river for the first day.
|Everyone on the trip got to try out the double duckies and they were all able to get through the rapids.|
|We camped on wonderful sand beaches...|
|...Explored ancient ruins...|
|...And started training some guides for summer 2022|
|They did a great job!|
|Audra and I went for a hike in Estes Park|
|Me and my trusty steed ventured across Colorado.|
|We stopped in Boulder...|
|...Grand Junction to visit Cori...|
|...Traveled over many passes that were just starting to turn colors for fall...|
|...And finally stopped to see Elise in Pagosa.|
All in all, a good summer. I hope these few images have caught you up to speed on my summer. There were a lot of ups and downs, but ultimately the summer was a learning experience for all of us. It was the first summer for Journey Quest, my first summer as a raft guide, and a time of self growth.