Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Personal Rave of the Moment: Isabella and I
Yes, it is finally 2010! Happy New Year, everyone! I know, I've been gone for a while so here is my time to catch up. First is an update: unlike previously posted, I didn't go to Toledo, Washington for the rest of December because of unforeseen circumstances. Well, it's actually because the water pipes in the house we were going to rent broke; after Washington's cold weather froze the water, the pipes just gave up. And instead of bathing in the frigid waters of a nearby river, we decided to go somewhere closer--Lake Isabella, California!
My vacation/church leadership "camp" was fairly pleasant. For the free day, we went to Alta Sierra to experience snow. A couple of the group went snowboarding (which required serious money for the rentals and lift tickets) while another went sledding (I'm with this group) because, clearly, it is fun and free!
The other days were just plain and included a bunch of meetings on how to make "things better." Oh, and did I tell you that I'm now a part of the youth leaders at church? Needless to say, it is a tremendous challenge on my part. No big hurrah here.
But on the bright side, I did experience the vacant wilderness known as the countryside. Honestly, the town around the lake is so small that it bothers me why people even live there! Plus, the house we were residing in (a huge Mexican-style villa above) literally did not have neighbors. It is so secluded that the closest neighbor is pretty much the whole town. As for the lake's location, it's actually close to the backyard, laced with cows and what not.
As much as I enjoyed my stay in the middle of nowhere, I did miss the city. The bustling, hustling and busy lives of city folks is what I truly longed for. Fortunately, the huge lights (goodness, you have no idea how much I missed the lights!) and the noxious air and the clogged freeways greeted me back.
I am home.