Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lo'ihi Pule (Long Week)

As promised, here is a new post.

Its been a crazy week. We had two big schools here this week, as well as an intercession camp. Here's how my past week went....

Sunday-Monday: Kyle, James, Claire, and I (somewhat illegally) camped out on the northwestern most tip of Oahu. As soon as you get to the end of Farrington Highway (the road Camp Erdman is on), the paved road turns into a dirt road, so bumpy that it seems they could run dirt bike competitions on it. From the end of the road to Kaena Point is about a 2 mile walk, over bumpy dirt roads. We were hoping someone in a four wheeler would st
op and pick us up so we wouldnt have to walk to the end, but no such luck. We climbed through some crazy bushes, 
trying as hard as we could to avoid centipedes. I still have scratches on my legs from the crazy climb. We hung out and watched the sunset, then just stayed up talking for a while. We set up a tent on a concrete bunker but didnt realize how big the tent was til we took it out of the bag. It was absolutely huge, and bright blue. Thank God no helicoptors, otherwise we probably would have been forced down from our camping spot, since we were camping in a state park. We woke up to sunrise, which was amazing, and then we headed back to camp.

Tuesday-Thursday: Crazy week, two huge schools came and I worked a lot, but it was still fun. I'd rather not relive any of it through writing though, so ill keep on to...

Friday: My birthday was wonderful. In the morning I led international games, where we played Captain Midnight and The Pony Game. Unfortunately, both of those games include a lot of running and screaming. Since my voice was already going, I ended up having to speak with my lungs. My abs are killing me because of it. My friends took me out to dinner at a Mexican bar called "Cholos," it was a lot of fun. I opened presents from the family after that and they were all perfect. I even got some Kettle Corn popped fresh from mom. It will probably all be gone soon. I got some awesome boardshorts, a cute purse, some money, some card games, and a few other things. They were all exactly what I wanted. :) Three of us hung out on the beach after dinner and just talked all night. It was really cool cause there was a full moon, so It was still bright outside. Everything looked bright blue. It was amazing.

Saturday-Sunday: Alpine Tower Training. It was a little frustrating, since I already know how to belay, but I had to go through it anyway. I got a few awesome things out of it though. First off, I climbed the most difficult part of the tower (the vertically hanging logs). I got a huge gash on my leg from something on the tower, but it was totally worth it. Secondly, I got 2 free lunches out of it. One of the part timers decided to go into town both days for lunch and invited me along. He was really interesting and had his business pay for my meal since he needed to spend more money for his business by the end of the year, so he was finding excuses. Third, I also met a guy who is a stunt man/cliff diver/film location manager who got me the hook up to the LOST casting studio. He gave me the number and told me they are looking for new faces, so I will be calling ASAP to make an appointment. So even though the training was kind of boring, I got something out of it. 

Monday: Today is my day off. I am supposed to go surfing, but the waves are like 10-14 feet, so I will probably just stay on the beach. I wish I could take on huge waves like that, but Im not about to risk it.

1 comment:

Betsy Wilson said...

i hope you get on lost!!

i'm glad you're having a good time!