Saturday, July 23, 2011

Garden of the Gods

Last week we headed to the Garden of the Gods, one of the more historic and beautiful sites here in Colorado Springs.  This was one of my first field trips with the Boys and Girls Club and I loved seeing how excited the kids were to hop on the bus and go on an adventure. I was put in charge of a group of 12 kids.  I had not anticipated how difficult it would be to keep my group together and behaving while we exploring the Garden of the Gods.  My friend, Taylor, a highly intelligent 11 year old girl who goes hiking with her mom each weekend was in my group.  Taylor was literally our tour guide and showed my group and I all around the beautiful red rocks while she eloquently explained to us where the land came from and how it came to adopt it’s name.  My favorite time was when the kids found a huge rock or essential a cave hidden and they figured out they could manipulate their little bodies all the way though the rock.  They would have stayed there all day going back and forth had I not made us trudge ahead.  I had an amazing, exhausting time at the Garden of the Gods and hope to continue going on more field trips in the future!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sliding for hope

The USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation recently announced a partnership with the Susan G Komen Foundation.  Please check the recently launched website to make a donation and get a name placed on the Susan G. Komen sled (the boob-sled) for the this upcoming season.  I am honored to say that my mother, Wendy, will be the first individual placed on this sled.  Thank you to my federation and to the Susan G Komen foundation for allowing me to be apart of something incredibly special.  Check out the below article and video for more information.