Guys, I got it. I finally got it. My Wash Park Pub Run Tshirt! I earned the shirt by going to the run 10 times. Tonight is my 11th run with the group this year. I also did some runs last year but wasn’t committed to the goal. In order to earn the shirt, I had to run in the snow, the rain, and the heat this spring. Originally I wanted to get the shirt before I went to Norway at the end of June. Little did I know, they didn’t even get the shirts in until this week. This means I didn’t really have to run in all the ridiculous weather after all but I’m really happy that I did. Hooray to me! I’m celebrating with this blog post. Listen, sometimes you have to celebrate small victories and considering that I’m the only one of my friends who earned the shirt this year, I’m going to celebrate on the internet.
I spent 2 weeks in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil this summer. Here are the photos. There are some of the city of Salvador, a lot from the hotel, and then some really tropical looking ones from the 3 days we spent on the island of Morro De Sao Paulo. It was an amazing trip with terrific people.
Here is the link to the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/traveloutloud/sets/72157636766610973/
I finally uploaded my photos from Norway publicly. I spent a month in Bergen. These pictures mostly exclude people’s faces because this isn’t Facebook. Check it out.
Here’s the link to all of ‘em: http://www.flickr.com/photos/traveloutloud/sets/72157636764455915/
I love living in Denver. My friends here are awesome. We’re always going to cool events and bars with great specials. In the summer we hang out in the parks, in the winter, we’re in the mountains. Even though I love my life in Denver, I still don’t have too many favorite spots. Sure, I’m not really here in the summer or winter to find those spots. When I lived in Boston, I would walk around for 6-8 hours on the weekends or after an early class during the week. I had plenty of favorite spots. I loved going down through the North End to Battery Wharf, and people-watching on the Greenway or the Commons.
In order to mix it up this past Saturday, I decided to give myself a challenge- a photo scavenger hunt. The pictures look pretty cool because I was walking around as the sun was lowering in the sky. I don’t think I found a new favorite spot but I did see some cool things that I wouldn’t have seen if I had ridden my bike or driven a car. The quest will continue the next time I have a free day.
Photo Scavenger Hunt- October 19, 2013
3. My name in a sign [fail]
4. Something historic: El Diablo RIP. This was an awesome mexican restaurant with great drink specials. They finally closed it down for good right before Cinco De Mayo this year. The building is literally about to collapse on itself.
Here are all the photos from my walk in Denver. There are more Zombie Crawl pictures too. [Link]
I’m back from Norway! What an adventure. Of course I went with CISV. I took a group of 4 eleven year olds to a month long program called Village. There were people from 14 countries there: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Mongolia, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Sweden, USA. We had a pretty good spread of the world don’t you think? Since I’ve been home, I’ve been making a lot of comparisons between my home in the US and camp life in Norway so I decided to make a list. Here we go!
Things I miss about Norway
- the jam at breakfast
- the turf football (soccer) field
- the mixture of warm sunny days and cold rainy days
- the sun until the middle of the night
- running around the area to see the beauty all around – even with very large hills. new is exciting!
- my friends from the leader’s group
- the smiling delegates from around the world
- the identical houses (they’re pretty much all wood paneled and painted yellow, red, blue, black, or white)
- drinking water from waterfalls
- a place where hot chocolate and gas station ice cream are the highlight of the day
Things I will not miss about Norway
- bread or corn flakes every morning for breakfast
- requesting a shower key and walking to the shower
- being a night angel
- non-critical leader’s meetings
- lack of internet
- getting taxed when you receive a package
- staying up way too late every night
- drinking jetfuel (sludge) coffee without milk or cream
- interesting signage
Things I missed about the USA
- my friends!
- people who understand my humor and people who make me laugh out loud with sarcasm and references (pop culture, politics, inside jokes).
- cheap food and beer
- my bike
- the beautiful, dry Colorado climate
- my kitteh Boo
- tasty coffee
- easy internet access
- not having a daily schedule
- having a choice at meal times
Most of these things are small. It is good to be back! Next up, Brazil!
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