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July 26, 2010

Session 6 | Day 2

Session 6 | Day 2

Greetings, people who read blogs! I’m your friendly neighborhood nerd, Julia Perry! I hail from Tennessee, in a town that no one here has heard of. I like sketching, hiking up mountains, and animals (I have many!). But enough about me. Time to talk about the awesomeness that is Summit in Manitou Springs, Colorado! Wahoo!

As the biggest session this summer at 186 students (with only 180 beds, there was a little head-scratching yesterday), there are a lot of names to learn. It’s also a little crowded on the buses. But it’s not all bad. With lots of new friends, beautiful surroundings, and a welcoming downtown, this place is my opinion of heaven! Everyone’s so friendly and willing to hang out. From where I sit, I can see three guitars being played, two intense card games, and two chess games going on. It’s kind of like being in a living room with all the best people.

The staff’s really nice too. They’re always happy to see you. Not to mention helpful. We have good speakers as well. My favorite so far is Dr. Noebel—he’s hilarious! Always cracking jokes. Keeps us attentive.

Downtown’s not far from here, but the hike back uphill is killer. Add that to living on the fourth floor, and you’re asking for exhaustion. View’s nice, though.

We went up to Garden of the Gods (I feel really weird typing that) today. We spent…not long at the visitors’ center. Then we went to one of the “gardens.” Everyone made for the biggest rock outcrop and started climbing. I fell on my arm on the way out. I didn’t turn around though, oh no! I kept going until they called us back. I got a lot of pictures. Not of my arm, of the mountains. I’m worn out but content. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

This is Julia Perry, signing off.

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