Monday, May 18, 2009

southern utah...

I've been gone for a few days, and for a good reason. I was down in Southern Utah on an Environmental Science field trip for three days, Thursday through Saturday. It was pretty much the most amazing thing ever. For reals. Not just because it was beautiful (totally gorgeous) but because I was actually learning outside of a classroom. I mean, sure, Mr. Brown says there's not much difference in being stuck in a classroom for 6 and a half hours and riding in a bus for the same amount of time, but I say...WRONG! There IS a difference! You can sleep on a bus and not get in trouble for it! BaHA!!!

Seriously, though. It was amazing. Some of it was lame, like not being able to hike because of my stupid arm, and the ground was freaking hard, and I got dirt in my peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it was cool. I'll post pictures when I upload them onto my laptop; not all of them though. I took over 400 of them. Yay! Yay for digital cameras!

Oh, Mr. Brown came, by the way. As a chaperon. I, on the other hand, was not a chaperon but a student, though one of my friends' dads thought that I was a chaperon. He asked me who my sibling was and when I was getting married. Um, the ring I was wearing (fake diamond on silver that I got on a family vacation) was on my middle finger, and as far as I know I'm not engaged (thank goodness). Mr. Brown, on the other hand (lol) was mistaken for a high school senior, though he was wearing a ring on his left ring finger, had way more of a beard than the other kids, was constantly called "Mr. Brown" by all of the students there, was our resident photographer, went last on all of the hikes to make sure no one lagged behind, and was Mr. Clark's right hand man on the whole trip. Does that make any sense for us to be confused? Not really.

Enough. My arm hurts, so I'll post the dailies (just tidbits [or longbits] of what happened each day on the trip) later this evening or tomorrow or Wednesday...depending on when I have time.



spider said...

That sounds really fun. It's funny that you were confused with a chaperon. :)

Woman in a Window said...

I only travelled through that area once and it was about 12 years ago but it is such a distinct area that it lays itself upon the mind and never leaves. Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry for the death of the pbandj.