Friday, August 8, 2008

Pageant of the Giving of the Waters

Last week I actually took some time off from work (yeah I know shocking) to go to an annual event in Thermopolis Hot Springs, Wyoming. This celebration is a Native American ceremony where a portion of the hot springs water is giving to the people to use. The ceremony was inspirational…well, from the parts I could hear. There were about 12 very disrespectful kids that were yelling and screaming right behind me and of course they’re parents were nowhere to be found. Anyway, the ceremony had Shoshoni singing and dancing and the best part was the costumes with bright colors and elaborate detailing.

For about a day and a half we swam in the hot springs pools, which is what I defiantly needed. I haven’t been so relaxed in weeks. But one of the greatest moments is when I met up with my old art teacher Mr. Dion, who was selling his pottery. I couldn’t believe he remembered me after all these years, but then I guess it hard to forget one of the students that pranked him (all in good fun) and gave him a hard time each day. He even remember that most of my pottery blew up in the kilns :S

Thanks so much to April and Barbara for getting me out of my mundane work mode. I had a great time. Thanks to Connor for letting me have an excuse to act like a kid and get away with it. And to Mitsi, I had a great time getting to know you.

Quirky Quote: Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need. ~Author Unknown


Pinky Lovejoy said...

How fun! What a great time. How did you even hear of such a thing? Very cool

BeatlesDiva said...

I used to go this when I was younger, but April reminded me she was going and invited me along. I'm so glad she did.

orangemily said...

That sounds awesome! I love the kids all dressed up!