Sunday, January 31, 2010


This Saturday, I went on an OPERS (Office of Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports) trip to Castle Rock to go rock climbing. There were two awesome guides who really knew what they were doing - they gave us shoes, ropes, and helmets, set up the ropes, gave us a belaying lesson, and off we went! Climbing this huge rock overlooking a forest blanketed in fog.

Goathead Rock in Castle Rock Park, California

Freefallin' is fun!

Climbing shoes are pretty.

The hardest part of the climb. The idea was to hang from the ledge where my right hand is and pull yourself up to the upper cave.

A huge part of climbing is mental. You really need to trust yourself (and your belay buddy!) to get anywhere.

To see more pictures of the climbing trip click here

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Elsbeth in front of the ARC center.

Cowell fountain and mural.

Cassie and Justine outside Humanities.

Oak Tree by Press center.


A rendition of Auntie Jeni's famous sweet potatoes and chard.

Amanda's real good at makin sushi. (Mine were falling apart, still delicious though!)

Taco Salad! Yummy! Megan (my housemate) is a genius.


Before the baking bash. She bakes, I taste test.



Making puzzles with Isaiah


Trampolining Kimbo

Silly kitty and Maplebutt

Pretty parents on pier

Crooked Neck giraffe. :'(