If you look closely, you will notice that Beau is wearing a t shirt. This is because he did not graduate, and actually, I didn't either. The only reason I would want to walk is for the photo op- and so we took care of that by borrowing a couple friend's attire for a few minutes to create some false memories.
In actuality, I have one class left (an independent study class) and Beau has one more semester.
I have a life goal to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, a 2,000 mile trail that runs from Georgia to Maine. (Read all about that here). We were going to take a two week long trip in August to cover a section, but after seeing ticket prices to VA ($500 for one round trip ticket!) we thought it might be a better idea to backpack somewhere around here, and buy some equipment rather than borrow from my parents. Saturday, we went to a local outdoors shop and REI to get some information about equipment and figure out what things we were going to purchase.
In the afternoon we did a little day hike in Rock Canyon, something we will go back to do when all the snow has melted and we can get up to Squaw Peak.
Bright and sunny, yet several feet of snow on the ground. In some places where Beau walked, his foot fell through snow past his knee.
That night, a bunch of Beau's freshman friends got together for a little park BBQ.
I am loving this warm weather and no school! Now I get to start the really fun process of finding a job...