Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Tribute

"Where were you when it happened?" That question was asked a the first year or so after the twin towers were attacked.
I was getting ready for my second day of freshman year of college. I had turned on the news while getting ready. Channel 7 was broadcasting footage of the twin towers under attack. I called my mother into my room and asked, "Is this some kind of sick joke?" I remember her answer all too clearly, "I do not think it is. God in Heaven, help us. Start praying." I looked at her and asked if I still had to go to class. Of course I did. I believe most of the campus spent the next two days in chapel.

10 years later, we have barely executed a man who supposedly create this tragedy. I don't know if I believe all the conspiracies theories-did the government have any idea that we might be attacked, etc. All I know is, our nation has poured billions of dollars into another country, a country where we are not wanted and some would say not needed. 10 years later, can we honestly say we are any safer now than we were then?

Many, many questions. Will there ever be helpful answers?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Time for school already?

I simply cannot believe the summer is over already. It really does not seem possible. I could swear it was just yesterday that it was my birthday, which to me starts the beginning of summer, and now it is already almost Labor Day. Ho hum.

Well I did get to go on vacation this summer. Nick and I went to Seattle, WA. Originally we went to visit my good friend Bethany, but we wound up spending most of our time by ourselves and his family. It was a nice and relaxing trip. Since I am STILL working in the retail industry, it was nice to go on vacation before the major holiday rush starts.

This was taken as we were hiking down to a trail.

The water looked really close, but it was actually 2.5 miles away...

Nick on the trail.

We finally made it down to the water...

We took a little breather... And then we headed straight back up the hill...

I laid down in protest about 3/4 of the way back. After we got to the top I demanded some water, a shower and then a beer. Overall, a great day!!!!!