Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. -Stanley Horowitz

Grand Bend in the Fall:

I was having an awful day and decided to go for a drive.  I ended up in a deserted town with 2 amazing girlfriends.  There were no people, no city hustle, just the sounds of birds and the lake crashing.  I have to admit, this might not be an epic adventure or something worth writing about, but it was well worth the trip.  It was a peace of mind that I really needed.

My suggestion to the rest of you:
Check out a local beach off season.  Go in the fall, in the winter, or even in the spring.  It gets your mind off life and the real world for just a few hours.

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. -Frank Sinatra

This weekend I travelled to a magical place called BUDCAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

**this post should have been posted over a month ago**

Life happened and I forgot to write.  Does that make me a bad blogger?  Probably.  I got a little preoccupied with boys, friends and school.  So I will briefly summerize my BUDCAMP experience.

Flashback One
I'm in a bar.  I'm winning ballots.  I'm being called upon.  I'm on stage with 7 other contestants.  Suddenly I'm racing to put on a life jacket, a helmet and flipping a cup.  There's 4 of us now.  I'm tossing bikinis on a hook.  There's two of us now.  I pick the 4th key.... AND I'M OFF TO BUDCAMPPPP!!!!!!!!

Flashback Two
Budweiser so lovingly paid for our flights to Ottawa and even gave us spending money for booze.  We arrived to the airport (when I say we I mean Jessica and I) with a two small carry ons.  We boarded the plane anxiously and nervously because sadly, this was the first trip either of us had taken all summer.  The back of the plane was filled with other budcampers; we soon quickly found a common interest: beer.  And the drinking had began.  We drank on the plane, in the Ottawa airport and the second we got off the bus and ran into BUDCAMP.

The Friday was very low key.  There was a live band and lots of dancing.  Saturday is where all the cool shit went down.
7 AM: wake up
3 PM: Lunch
5 PM: Competition
7PM: Concert and Party

Let me tell you that water rafting was the coolest thing I have done to date.  It was fun and wild and rough and crazy and my instructor was the sexiest piece of man meat I've ever seen.  The tour was super long, but well worth it.  For a first timer, rafting the Ottawa River was something I'd always wanted to do and have been talking about for the last couple of years.  I was not prepared for how much pain my body would be in afterwards.  Would I do it again?  YES.  Should you do it?  YES.


Competition Time was wild.  We did everything: paintballing, ATVing, keg tossing, watch explosions, ride in monster trucks, play human bowling, run obstacle courses, play in a lazy river, cliff jump into rapids and lastly, practice our wrist shots.

All in all, it was an epic weekend.  I am so glad I went.  Even more glad I brought Jess along.  <---shes amazing.

I wish I could write more, but its 2:30 AM.  What I should be doing is writing my paper..which is due tomorrow at 1 30 PM.   Instead I'm considering learning how to beat box with Kyle.   So I guess I leave you with one beat box or not?

***side note: I can't even do accents; I highly doubt beatboxing will be my forte***

Information for anyone interested in a BUDCAMP experience:

Check out the following site.  It's adventure camp.  It offers many of things we did at BUDCAMP and more. It's fun and the team is really great.  They know their stuff and really make your experience worth while.  (also really good looking team...if that means anything at all to you)

Chances to win:

Don't forget:  GRAB SOME BUDS.

Peace and Love.