A few well-earned bartblog kudos…
So Kudos to Hope for a nice float, clean chalk boards and a career-long shutout of checkmarks by her name on the board. Well-behaved just like her Daddy.
Little Sis got a new job. Sarah (“Sardine”, as I so affectionately call her–yes, like the little fish) is the proud owner of a brand new title at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls. She’s been hoping a while to get into the McKennan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She’ll be stepping up her game to full time in October with this new gig. Kudos to Sardine on the new gig.
Lastly, my brother Paul and a couple friends decided on a whim they needed to climb a mountain for his birthday. Not just any mountain, but Longs Peak–a quite large peak as far as peaks go in Colorado (the tallest one in Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park). Seeing how they live near said mountain and stare at it all day, Paul, his friend Shaun and our cousin Josh Atherton set out on Paul’s very first mountain hike. Ever. Way to start small, guys. Well, obviously by the picture, they made it. They even made it back down again. It’s 17 miles and took 12 hours (they left Paul’s kitchen at 1:45 am). So Kudos to Paul, Josh and Shaun for 14255 feet of exhilerating, exhausting idiocy. (Actually, I’d love to be an idiot like that sometime). In case you’d like to try it, here is a site that can help, and here’s another.
All kidding aside, nice hike guys–really. Thanks to Josh and his $4 camera for the pics and links. BTW, you can see more pics of “The 14er Hike” and some other lovely stuff on our Flickr site. Our camera has been out of commission for a few weeks, so we’ve been really lite on new stuff. Hopefully my cheap ass will get it fixed soon.