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Big Hills

Almost as soon as the last bell rang for school, we were on the road.  The trip to Colorado was long and mostly boring.  With careful attention, we managed to find all but three of the 50 states on license plates, along with four Canadian provinces.

For a week we lived in the comfortable facility at Mission Training International near Colorado Springs.  The best part was enjoying time with others who are in transition from missions.  Sharing our stories encouraged and helped us.  During sessions, we worked through many issues.

Losses v Gains As our group looked the losses our transition brings, there was a silence deeper than words.  Then someone said "Under gains write 'peanutbutter'.  We do like it, but it sure doesn't bring up the balance."

Losses v Gains
As our group looked at the losses our transition brings, there was a silence deeper than words. Then someone said “Under gains write ‘peanut butter’. We do like it, but it sure doesn’t bring up the balance.”

 

Saying good-bye to everyone at MTI, we set off on the next step of our trip: family camping trip.

 

*******************************Eric taking over.*******************************************

 

After the aforementioned account we got on to the overly natural big hills.  As any analytical reader must have noticed by this point, I  do not overly appreciate nature.  I like a nice view, but I think it’s always better from the inside of an air-conditioned, carpeted structure, sporting multiple armchairs.  However, I now believe that the time has come to somehow make a week outdoors sound at least bearable.

the only hike i have ever enjoied in my entire life mt.massive wilderness

The only hike I have ever enjoyed in my entire life.
Mt. Massive Wilderness

my dad actually enjoys hikeing all the time. i find aimlessly walking throuugh miles of trailless rocky wilderness quite irrational.

My dad actually enjoys hiking all the time. I find aimlessly walking through miles of trail-less rocky wilderness quite irrational.

even i enjoy snowballs

Even I enjoy snowballs.

and campfires, frome a distance

…and campfires, from a distance.

however its no funwhen you wake up to ice on the rainfly

However, it’s no fun when you wake up to ice on the rainfly.

overall this harrowing week made us a fine team.

Overall this harrowing week made us a fine team.

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And there’s the view from our 14-year-old.  In short, we all had a terrific time….now on with the rest of summer….