Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Here is the ebay link.


Bid for goodies on ebay

Hi everyone.
We are currently running an auction on ebay. In support of common ground you can log onto the link below and bid on goody items. Thank you for your continued support.

Monday, May 17, 2010

We enjoyed canoeing last week at Cutler Marsh. We had several boats out on the water. We saw thousands of swallows and their nests. The day was bright and beautiful. The wind only picked up as we were coming in for the day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jackson Hole, WY. Dogsleding Trip

Day 3- Our last day in Jackson. We have had a lot of fun on this trip. We are all excited to being going to the Jackson Hole Iditarod. We were provided with great food this weekend breakfast and lunch today no exception. Packed up our things early this morning. At the Jackson Hole Iditarod we met with the wonderful staff. Those of us who needed too got booted up with heavier footwear. Meeting in a little room we were taken through an orientation about the dog sledding. We were able to interact with a couple of sweet husky dogs. Amanda our group leader/guide, broke us up into groups. She put the groups together so there were at least two dogsled teams together. Some of us were passengers in the sled. Others of us had the opportunity to drive the sleds. What fun. We loaded up and headed five miles out on their trail. It was amazing, the river we folowed was partially snow and ice. Partially rushing water. The dogs were fun to watch as they ran and ran; scooping up mouthful of snow for refreshment as we went along. After reaching our five mile spot, we stopped at a place that they had a table, firepit, and turned over stumps for seats. They provided us with a great snack of cheese squares, slices of bread, veggies, hot chocolate and yummy carrot cake. Having finished our snack we headed the five miles back to their offices. The Jackson Hole Iditarod has 175 dogs. Today we used 160 of them. From the Iditarod we headed home. Not long on the road were we that we just had to stop and take pictures of the mountain goats along the hill. We arrived home to Common ground around 3:30.

Jackson Hole, WY. Dogsleding Trip

Day 2-
Waking early we all made it to breakfast. It was quite a spread of goodies. Afterwards we went to the Teton visitors center. While there we watched a neat video of the establishing of Jackson Hole and the Teton National Park. Going back to our campus. We prepared ourselves to trudge through the surrounding snow with our snow shoes. Lots of fun was had. Following adventure in the snow we vedged and ate lunch. Again they provided us with great food. The rest of the day was spent just relaxing and continuing to come together as a group.

Jackson Hole, WY. Dogsleding Trip

Day 1- Feb 26

We left Common Ground offices around 1:00. Stopping at the usual gas station for a refill and refreshment, along the way. We ate at just outside of Jackson at the Mile high pizzeria. It was very delicious. We arrived at the Teton Science school, Kelly campus, about 7:00pm. We were met by our guide and taken to our cabin. It was a nice and comfortable cabin. After unloading our things. We met with our guide; and he went over the rules and expectations for the next few days of our stay. Going back to our cabin we played games, visited and got to know one another. Then it was lights out. For we had to get up early the next morning if we wanted breakfast.