Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 11, Summit Semester

Today was our first Monday weekend day, and we all took a trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park. It’s about three hours away from Snow Wolf Lodge, and it’s these massive sand dunes at the foot of a small mountain range, just sitting there kind of randomly. I’m sure there’s an actual explanation, but I never heard it. Anyways, it was a fun trip. We arrived at the dunes around noon, had lunch, and then had three hours to explore the dunes. It feels like you got dropped in the middle of the desert, and none of us left without being covered in sand. I hung with a couple people that didn’t trek very far up the dunes, and we amused ourselves by taking random pictures and videos. After the dunes, we went to the nearby waterfall. I can’t speak for the falls themselves, but the stream rushing downhill was beautiful. Perhaps the highlight of the day was the long anticipated trip to Wal-mart, which is much more exciting when you live an hour and a half away from it. The bus ride home was hilarious, for reasons that can’t be explained simply because it didn’t make sense to us either.

If I can get it to upload, all pictures, video, and other incriminating evidence will be posted on FB. Stay tuned…

(Editor’s note: still getting sand out of my shoes three days later!)

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