Saturday, July 21, 2007

CHECK THIS OUT: Montana Trip

Last week I was out of town on a mission and service trip to Montana. There were 11 of us in all and we spent the first 3 days roofing a house.

This is a shot of me tearing through 3 or more layers of shingles that had been put on this house over the past 100 years. Each time it was shingled they just left the old ones on was a mess...

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As you can tell in the previous and next photos, I was showing a bit of plumber’s crack...which became plumber’s sunburn by day 2...not fun...

(That’s Brig with me...he’s a professional mascot for the Nashville Predators and can probably bench a ka-billion pounds...)

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On day 2 we finished early enough for me and a couple of the guys to get in some fishing before dark (which happens after 10 PM in the Montana summer). We crammed into a Chevy pickup and drove for an hour across the grassland to get to this spot. I felt like I was in “A River Runs Through It” with my fly rod in front of me and the Rocky Mountains on the horizon behind me. I had to wade up to my waist to get where I could catch this fish....and you will notice that my clothes are dry...I’ll leave it at that.

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One Day 3 we had to break during the middle of the day because the shingles were so hot that they were melting and tearing when we walked on them. We took a trip out to Gibson Reservoir at the foot of the Rockies. We found these 30-35 feet tall cliffs and had figured we’d get in a little cliff jumping. I threw this video together to give you the highlights.

So that’s it for Montana. I’m in the hills of East Tennessee this coming week. I’m sure I’ll have more to tell when I return.




Blogger burnshead said...

impressive... i'll give the back-flip a 7.4 - i think you'll want to extend your legs a little more next time.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Gwynne said...

indeed, nice back flip!
glad you had a fabulous time in Montana.

11:01 AM  

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