Here goes another blog for all you readers, or maybe just a few, to enjoy. I am still living on Wittenberg’s campus for the summer. I have been having fun with the other summer residents on campus as we have been doing a lot of summer relaxing. In case I have not mentioned, I am on the basketball team here at school and have been keeping busy working the summer bball camps. They all just ended with in the past week and even though it was fun I am ready for a break from chasing around the rambunctious little kids.
While campus has brought a little excitement this year I have ventured away a few times to explore some interesting places. Just a few weeks ago I spent two weeks backpacking, volunteering, and listening to sweet southern bluegrass in the Smokey Mountains of eastern Tennessee. I was there working with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, a volunteer organization that does maintenance work on the Appalachian Trail. We would hike up on to the mountain ridge and stay there for about six days at a time living off a twigs and berries with none of the necessities of normal society. Ok, we had real food, but everything else in the back country is roughing it. There was a lot of hiking and working done, as well as some laughs and good times with the new people I met. So, if you like camping out and not bathing for days at a time, don’t worry you get used to it, I recommend you check it out for yourself. I enjoyed my time in the south doing some sightseeing around eastern Tennessee while not on the mountain. However, I was happy to return to Witt, and now I am trying to squeeze more fun out of the summer before the exciting new school year begins.
I hope the rest of everyone’s summer is full adventure and if not no worries there will be plenty of it once school starts soon.