Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How did I end up here again?

Friday  I was trying to do a weeks’ worth of prob and stats homework in like three hours (because that’s when it was due) and I was being fairly successful until Ashley and Jess decided that they were finished helping me and just wanted to talk about the backpacking trip they were going on that night. Ashley turns to me and goes what are you doing tonight? I was like um finishing up my week’s worth of math homework that I haven’t done. And she goes no you’re coming with us on our backpacking trip. And this ended the productivity of homework for the rest of the day.

I tried to explain that I’ve never been backpacking and that the only thing I had was a sleeping bag and somehow I ended up in the car at 5pm on Friday heading for the mountains. At this point I realized that I should probably figure out where we are going and tell my parents just in case.

We went on the Virgin River Rim trail up Cedar canyon from Cascade Falls to Te-ah. It’s about a ten mile hike. We went like 3 to 4 miles Friday then found a place to camp. It was super wet up there and we were unsuccessful to get a fire to start. I was really wishing I had brought some of my camping stuff down to school with me so I would’ve had a spark-n-shred.

It was super cold as soon as the sun went down and all of us pulled our mummy bags pretty much all the way closed. When I woke up every ones bag had frost around the opening in the top of their bag and by their feet. We were all super cold, we were not expecting it to be that cold, and when the sun came up we moved into the sun and went back to sleep.

At the end of the hike they were like so we’re going camping next weekend and we decided that you have not been voted off the island so you should come with us. Apparently there’s a camping island where you only get one chance then you get accepted or voted off. I guess I made the cut.

I’m not as sore as I thought I would be and I had a ton of fun.
Right before we found a place to camp for the night
I think that you can see Zions in this picture toward the top leftish

me, Jessica, and Ashley
The awesome sunset
um yea and this is half as much as when I first woke up.
I didn't want to look for my phone it was way to cold.
The sun rise was awesome and after it came out it
was much warmer so we all went back to sleep
This is supposed to be a lake
Lake Navajo I do believe
I'm still not sure how I ended up going camping with only a
sleeping bag but it was fun and I'm glad I went.
And don't worry Dad I got all of my homework done. I know college needs to have study time and I brought some homework with me. I mean there were three math ed. majors there, we did talk about our classes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sand Hollow and a scary sign

On Labor Day I was invited to go to Sand Hollow with some awesome people. We had a blast cliff jumping and I’m pretty sure we all got sunburned and that none of us had packed enough water or ice. I also met a lot of new people and got to know them. I feel like I totally lucked out when it comes to friends because I met an awesome group of people my first year here and the group just continues to grow with even more awesome people. Sorry I don’t have any pictures, my camera was dead and I cannot find my camera charger.
ok so we got two videos before it died so I took a still out of the video.
Thats me doing a flip
So I walked over to my friends and got some of her pictures
This is me trying to do a back flip.
Which I failed at. Miserably.

Then about two days after going to Sand Hollow I got the worst runny nose ever (this was kinda disconcerting because as we were leaving Sand Hollow there was a sign that said to remember to shower soon because there were parasites in the water. Not what you want to read after spending a whole day swimming in said water). I used a whole box of tissues in one day and then a cough came the next day and it’s still here. While playing ultimate one day I made an amazing catch, like no one thought I would catch it, amazing catch. When I stood up from catching it I could not catch my breath and felt like I was trying to breathe underwater. That’s when I decided I should go to the doctors. Note I’ve only had the cough for like two days. But by the next day the feeling was gone so I decided I didn’t want to go to the doctors, now a week later I decided I really needed to go because the cough is worst and it’s giving me a headache.

So I go to the doctors and he does the normal look in the ears, mouth (which has nothing to see since I don’t have tonsils), eyes, heart and breathing thing and then goes have you been on any recent travels? My mind is racing now like there’s no way on earth I picked something up in Greece. Luckily I didn’t pick up any weird disease, no he just wanted me to have a miniature panic attack. He finally decides that I have asthma and that my allergies started the cough but having asthma made it so the cough wouldn’t go away. He then gave me three different kinds of prescriptions and said you’ll feel better in 72 hours. Then as he’s walking out the door, oh but if you don’t you should come back so we can run some more tests for anything you could have picked up in Greece. 

Now don’t think that I’ve let this cough dictate my running and ultimate Frisbee playing because it totally hasn’t. I still rocked at ultimate today.

I totally love  college life.