Sunday, September 30, 2007

Camping in Sharon Vermont

This weekend the all the single wards in the Cambridge Stake went on a camping to Sharon, Vermont. The church owns 400 acres of forest up there and built a camp ground, named "Camp Joseph." Sharon, Vermont is celebrated in the church because it is the birthplace of the prophet Joseph Smith. There was a beautiful monument to Joseph Smith and a visitors center where you learn all about Joseph Smith.

On Saturday Jared, Katie and I made the three hour trip up to Camp Joseph. We got there around lunch, got some grub and took off to check out the "Gorge" and the Sugar Bush Farm. The Sugar Bush Farm was cool cause they make maple syrup and cheese there. You walk in and they start giving all these samples, telling you about how they are made. There was also a beautiful view of the Vermont mountains.

Later that night, back at Camp Joseph, we had a super fun talent show with lots of music. Jared and i played "If I fell" by the beatles, sporting our matching bandanas. It was fun.

Sunday was probably the best. We had sacrament meeting outdoors in a small amplitheatre made with logs. Bishop Haight conducted the meeting and impressed on us how significant the our meeting there was, worshipping in the place that Joseph Smith was born. The only potential bad thing was when I was passing the sacrament, slipped on some loose foliage and almost slid down the enitre slop with the sacrament in hand. Fortunately I caught myself before it turned ugly, but people were snickering for sure, myself included. It was an awesome time though, I can't wait to go again next year!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My Roommates Rock

It's nice to have roommates that you get along with. But it's pretty awesome when you can rock out with them to I-tunes played through computer speakers on a Sunday night. Jared's big air was by far the highlight, but Bryce, Gill and I definately put on a good show. Watch out Air Guitar Competitions, you might see us on sooner than later!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Camping in Maine

My first trip to Maine was awesome. Bryce, David, Kylee, Gill and I drove up together and met everyone else at the campground in Maine. We got there around 8:30pm, it was already dark, but we threw together a fire and whipped out the guitar and it was an instant camping trip. The lovely weather tricked us into thinking we could "sleep under the stars," cause it started raining around 4 am. But it was cool, Kylee and Adam relocated into the car, and everyone else wrapped themselves in tarps.

Later in the morning we drove by the beach and discovered some well-shaped little waves. But it was still raining, so we took a few pics and called it a day. We also stopped by this mexican resturaunt Vida something, which was Natalie's purpose for the whole camping trip. It was good. Besides the rain, it was a killer trip!

Friday, September 14, 2007

My New Drug

Moving to the East Coast is hard on any surfer from on the West Coast. Without surfing in my life I'm left to wonder, "what else am I passionate about besides the ocean?" Well, after a year in Boston I think I've finally found a substitute: Violin! Yep, my Mom proposed that for my birthday she'd replace my trumpet that was stolen a few years ago. Instead, I suggested that instead of a trumpet, getting a violin. I got my violin in the mail about 2 weeks ago and I am completely addicted to it - I crave practicing like I do crave surfing. I went to a music shop today and went on a shopping spree buying 5 beginning violin books and I told them I'd be back in a month for more. With law school starting up again it's nice to have something recreation to look forward to.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Benny's New Blog

I decided to upgrade by blog from MSN Spaces at: This blog should be easier to maintain and it also allows the reader to view higher resolution pictures than MSN spaces. Hope it works out, cause as the title of the blog suggests, there's lot of adventure is store!