Friday, June 20, 2008
Here is a huge buffalo that hangs out in Jackson. Its quite tame and lets all the people pet him.
I don't know why people are so afraid of Big Foot. He is really quite friendly actually.
This is the horse I rode on our ride this evening. His name is Indian.
This is me and the crew except one of the boys who was too tired to come...they work us to death here! Just teasing.
This is overlooking the place where I work. The trees right next to the fields is where the house is and the bunkhouse (the place the crew sleeps) is. The fields is obviously just where all the horses roam. I will get some better pictures close up around the ranch.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Still on day 2: Just after the temple we went to the PCC (Polynesian cultural center). It is run by the LDS church and it represents a bunch of different Polynesian islands i.e. Samoa, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, etc. I happen to be at New Zealand in this picture. They gave us fake tattoos and they had a little show and a bunch of activities at each island.
After the beach we went to the Dole Plantation where they grow fields and fields of pineapples. They also had a 3 acre garden of different kinds of fruits plants and flowers. This tree was my favorite, it looks painted and fake but its really not! That's the real color of the bark...crazy.
Day 4: This was our last day we could do anything in Hawaii because the next day was Sunday and we were leaving anyway. We spent our last day at Pearl Harbor. The names behind us were all the people that died on the USS Arizona. These names don't include everybody else from other ships or whoever else died in the attack. I couldn't believe how many of them that were killed. At the memorial we are at you can still see the ship in the water, where the bodies of the men that were killed still lie beneath its chambers!
Day 5: We just went to church on Sunday and then flew out a few hours later. It was a long drive home from LA but it was worth the trip we had all just came home from.Just some other things about our trip...We stayed in a beach house which was really fun and the island was just beautiful. There were the prettiest flowers there just in our front yard and all over where we went. I would always pick one and put it in my hair.
Another fun thing about Hawaii was that there were a ton of wild chickens all over the island. At the house we stayed at, there were chickens all over the place. The first night we stayed there, we were awakened by a very obnoxious rooster very early in the morning. We walked out one morning and found an egg on the porch a chicken had just laid. Every few years I guess the islanders have a chicken round up because there are too many chickens around.
All in all, we are home now and the trip was very fun. We had a blast and made lots of memories! Aloha, and thanks for reading.
Supposedly this place is famous for its shaved ice. It was good but nothing to be that famous over. They put ice cream in the bottom and so that made it pretty good I guess.
Day 2: We went to the temple and did baptisms for the dead. The temple was very pretty and it was just amazing how they set it all up. There were palm trees just lined up on each side clear from the road up to the temple and made it quite a sight to see.
There was this awesome tree behind the temple. It's quite hard to explain how it works but I guess vines grow from the branches and root into the ground and it makes all these trunks and it is just keep making more and more. You can't even tell where the original tree trunk is. The boys had a great time climbing it.