Monday, March 23, 2009

Outdoor Woman

Many of you may or may not know that I'm in a book club and as small as it is, I love it. In college my roommate Candi and I decided to read a book together. It was a huge success and we ended up reading and discussing together 3 books in the few short months after school ended and before I left on my mission (sometimes reading the books out load together much to the amusement of my mother who secretly listened from her bedroom window). Finally after 8 years, 2 marriages, a couple kids, and a divorce, we found the time to pick it back up and officially started a book club. This is not the topic of my post though and as my history teacher Mr. Cripe used to always say, "I digress..." It is only to mention that through our fantastic book club I met Gina. I'm discovering that everything I want to do...Gina wants to do too. Thankfully though she's a little bit more of a go getter than I am and where I sit back and wish, she takes action... and invites me along. So in addition to joining the book club, she's started up an Outdoor Women group organizing activities in the great outdoors and finding other women to join in the adventure. I have high hopes that it will really take off. This Saturday morning we went on a hike up Red Butte Canyon. It was a great little hike for the second day of spring and we got some amazing panoramic views of the entire Salt Lake valley from North to South. We were up there as the first winds started arriving with the storm that showed up the next day. It was great to get out with new people, to a new spot, and enjoy more of this great state we live in. So thanks to Gina and Maria for the hike and hopefully some others will come along next time... next time.... that's tomorrow! We're going climbing at the climbing gym! YES!

3 comments:

Megan D. said...

I'm so sad to have missed this! I'm excited for tonight though. See you at the gym (that sounds so athletic, doesn't it?) :)

Life out Here said...

Ha ha! I didn't know you posted about this! Thanks for calling me a go-getter, that's such a great compliment. =) Now I really have to live up to it!

Oh, and I know you and Jake probably just want to hang out all with your selves, but this snow is KILLING ME! Let me know if you have a spare moment w/o Jake or to share (he'd be fun to meet because we're all wondering now if he's for real- ha ha) and let's go snowshoeing or skiing! Does Jake know how to ski? If not, I'll teach ya both.

KATIE said...

I was going to reply to this comment but then I forgot where you'd left it. I was serching my inbox and everything for your skiing comment. yeah, he skis and boards too and it teaching himself telemark, but we ditched the snow this weekend and went to Zion. That crack you had me climb up at the gym was good practice. In Zion I got about 3 times as far...which really isn't saying much...