WARNING: Long post with lots of photos!
Our stake does Trek every 4 years. 4 years ago Paul and I were able to go as ma and pa. This time around we were "walkers" - on the support staff. Due to Paul's calling in the Stake YM he had a specific assignment for Trek - he was in charge of transportation and communication. He definitely got off easy with his duties.
I got to come along for the ride - and also helped on pretty much every committee: fun day, spiritual day and even with the food committee for one lunch. Paul wondered what we would do as "walkers" and thought we might be bored. We were certainly never bored - we worked hard but had fun too. The best part was spending 4 days together, most time we've had together in over in a year!
|Taylor, Lisa and Paul before trek|
|Our ward meeting at the church to carpool up to trek|
|The Martins - we had many good friends on trek with us and|
met many new friends too
|me and Jenny - it was fun to work with her on the fun day committee|
|Desiree, Ryan and Jenny|
|Paul and Taylor on a water break|
|Taylor with his pa and ma - John and Desiree Roberts|
|Taylor with his big sister, Sierra|
|me with Jan Moncur - the hardest working woman I know|
She's the Stake YW president and put in a million hours
preparing for this trek.
|Paul and I on the trek during the first day|
The first day was about a 9 mile walk
|It was a very dusty trail that first day|
|My good friend, Cynthia, was a ma|
It was great to see her on the trail
|Taylor with his ma and brother Chris|
|Cynthia and Wayne Swan - ma and pa|
|Good friends - Becca Fryer and Karen Larson|
Karen was assigned to be in charge of the food committee
and worked tirelessly before and during trek
The food was awesome!
|Laura Sillitoe taking a break during fun day|
|Taylor trying to rope a steer during fun day|
|Taylor with his "real" mom|
|It was so awesome to spend so much time with my honey :)|
|Great ladies to spend time with - Jenny and Jill|
|Jenny is wearing the trek apron I wore when I first went on trek at 14.|
Brooke also wore it so its been on many treks.
|Taylor ready to pull on the last day|
|He's a pretty happy trekker|
|Most of the walkers - it takes a big support staff to make trek hapen|
|Pres Arnell, Pres and Sister Stringham with the 2 missionary couples assigned to our trek|
|Stake Young Men's Presidency|
Brad Clark, Paul Adams, Dave Miner, Mark Bennett
|Stake YM Pres with their wives|
|The 4 Musketeers from our ward|
Wallace Nunes, Jeff Pack, Bishop Parkin, Laura Sillitoe
|Super great ladies|
Jill Shumway, Kerrie Miner, Nicole Clark
|The Purple Company - Taylor's company|
|The food crew - they worked so hard the WHOLE trek|
|Taking out the garbage|
The first walkers arriving back home
|Tawni Lawrence, Jan Moncure, Laura Sillitoe, Wallace Nunes, Bishop Parkin, Irina Martin|
|Stake Young Womens Presidency|
Jenny Martin, Karen Larson, Jan Moncur, Nicole Clark
|welcome sign for the trekkers|
"all is well"
|Paul and I at the end of the trail|
|Still a happy trekker|
|at the end of trek|