Week 12: I Miss You Like Woah

This past week Jay had the opportunity of a lifetime to go on a 10 day volunteer trip in the Grand Canyon to count native fish (humpback chub). Not only were they camping in the canyon for 10 days, but they were brought to the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers by helicopter.  He left 9 days ago and comes home tomorrow.  I miss him so much.

Meanwhile I had a busy work week and started working on the Overland Expo and Made in the Shade Beer Festival.  It was also Earth Week/Day, so there were lots of volunteer events and chances to celebrate the environment.

AmeriCorps member Lindsay leads the invasive weed pull event at Grand Canyon Trust

In addition, Jay’s mom, Cindi, flew to Virginia to do some wedding planning with my parents.  They checked out the venues, hotels, and did tastings.  It was exciting to see the wedding really take shape and made me miss Jay even more.

Volunteering:  Jay spent the entire week volunteering with Arizona Game and Fish in the Grand Canyon.  I volunteered at Riordan Mansion on Friday and then attended Trail Ambassador Training and Earth Day events on Saturday.  I have also been managing the Facebook page for the Made in the Shade Beer Festival.

Beer of the Week:  This week I’ve been drinking the Pyramid Hefeweizen since it warmed up and feels like summer.

Something New:  I went to training to become a Trail Ambassador

Highlight of Being in One Place:  Attending Trail Ambassador training made me see the benefits of living in one place and being able to make a real difference in the community.


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