We had an amazing time in the July retreat at CSU Mountain Campus. What a group! We laughed, learned from each other, shared ideas, hiked some trails, watched the hummingbirds, looked for moose (no luck), searched out flowers, watched the clouds, and saw the brilliant stars.
Here is a bit of a photo essay from the week.
I was thrilled with the variety of ideas and expressions that came from the retreat. The subjects for interpretation were widely varied and the joy was evident all around.
Someone (ahem) forgot to add marshmallows to her shopping list and the campus store didn't have any. But apparently the thing among the kids is to roast Starburst. I was game, so a few of us tried this molten candy treat. It does make you wonder a little bit what is really in those things! Carol was a pro and she definitely made the best desert. Apparently a lemon Starburst, roasted on the fire, and sandwiched between two Vanilla Wafers is quite a good snack!
This group hiked up to Denny's Point on Monday.
Hummingbirds love the high mountains of Colorado. There are masses of broad-tailed hummingbirds on campus shopping at the huge feeders. If you stand still, one might land on a branch a few feet from your face.
As you might imagine, it isn't the easiest thing to get new keys for the cabin doors. It is important that conference attendees remember to return their keys when they leave. Guess who the culprit was who was three miles down the road and had to turn around to return these?