Friday, July 17, 2009

I haven't posted in a while

I came back to a very colorful ice cream freezer that badly needs defrosting.

Diana at the top of Clowdy Pass looking back.

Top of Clowdy pass near where we ate lunch.

Esme and Andrew at the top of Clowdy Pass eating lunch looking out on Lyman Lakes.

What we were hoping was Buck Creek Pass....turned out to be No Pass Pass (accuratly named).
Here are some pictures to make up for the fact that I haven't posted in a week.

Here is a link to my Dad's trail report on our trip on the WTA website. This is pretty much how the hike was. He just left out how we hung out a lot...Diana, Esme, and I had story time in the Taj Mahal (Diana and I's tent) with a guidepost that Diana brought because it was lighter than a book.

It was great (and a little weird) having my familly in the village for a while after the hike. I spent a lot of time with them when I wasn't working, and a little when I was working (I got Diana, Esme, Mom, and Dad all to scoop for me). On Tuesday the 14th, I got my new staff member Julie. She's not Allison but she's pretty great. I thought I scared her away when I first met her with my enthusiasm...turns out she was just hungry. Oh well. That day Julie, Diana, Esme, Andrew, and I all played our traditional game of frisbee golf. While my family (I'm in including the Dutchers in this) was here we did freisbee golf, blindfolded hallway walking, and all the other things we do when we're at Holden. Good times.

Thursday afternoon they all left....except for the Wilsons who are here still...I think I've only seen them 3 times since I've been here.

That day I spent catching up with my Holden friends. I had been gone so long with the hike and with my family here and everything that there was a 50% turnover of people in my group that I hang out with a lot. Weird.

Today I slept in for the first time in a long time. I got up and had some cereal...since breakfast had been long gone. After breakfast, ordering ice cream and pop and writting out a schedule for Julie I went back to my chalet to take care of the massive pile of stuff I had been accumulating on my bed since the fam was here. I just kept piling it there because at night my roommate is sleeping and I didn't want to bother her and in the morning I was too tired to take care of it. I'm rarely home in the middle of the day. I cleaned up a little but too because Chalet 1 is hosting the staff social tonight. I have to get marsh mellows from Larry.

After I cleaned up I unted down Paul, my supervisor, to see if he still needed me to take a few shifts on the espresso car that just opened. Grace, who normally runs it has the plague that has been running around Holden so she is in bed sick leaving the very busy Paul to run it all alone. He was extremely grateful that I was willing to help out. I told him that I prefer to not work Sundays but that I was more than happy to fill in whenever there needs to be a person work. I start tomorrow morning at 6:30am. I didn't see that one coming.

At lunch just now I was found by Karen (Paul's whife) who was asking me about my Jubilee plans for the snack bar. I have some plans stewing in my head to make some ice cream creations for the auction but other than that, I need to figure things out. She did give me the times we should be open (different than normal because it is a festival day) so that was helpful.

Last night, after I closed, I went over to Creekside where a bunch of the staff members were watching the first of the Lort of the Rings movies. It was the first time I had ever watched it in it's entirety. It was the extended edition. I didn't get to sleep until 2:00am. Good thing I could sleep in this morning.

Now that things are back to normal and I'm back in my routine(ish) I'm going to head up to the kitchen to grab my dishes before I meet Julie at 1:15 to start carrying ice. Fun fun!!

My rootbeer shipment didn't come last week when it was supposed to and now I'm still waiting ot hear from my supplier to see if they received the order....even though I know they did because they sent me a confirmation of the order....sheesh.

It's hot out today (upper 90's) for those of you who care.

That's all for now. I miss you all!!!!


Oh yeah! I learned out to knit hats! I'm a hat knitting feind now!


  1. wow 6:30am I know how much you love the early mornings

  2. I'll have a triple scoop - the green one, then pink, then blue. No, no, wait, I'll have the beige one, then the blue, then the green. No, well, I can't decide, what do you suggest Amy?

  3. Wow, very colorful ice creams! I expect no less from you, Miss Amy!

  4. I suggest all of them......they're tasty.

  5. Red, yellow, green, red, blue, blue, blue, red, purple, orange, yellow, blue green....blend them up and what do you get??? Ice cream at Holden!! (okay, so I totally used part of that from a Disney song but I thought of the song when I saw the ice cream picture. By the way...great hiking pictures.

  6. I went all the way to Holden to get a root beer float, and you disappoint me! Guess I'll have to go to Aquafest instead.

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    You wouldn't treat your ice cream customers like that, would you Amy?