Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Can't Believe I'm Getting Paid to do This

Today was "Wingman Day" at work.  Wingman Day is where we get talked to about suicide awareness, safety, and looking out for each other.  After a series of speeches by the higher ups, we watched some informational videos and then broke for teambuilding.  Since 2 of my officemates are gone for the week, that left Rhett and I to do our teambuilding mano u mano.  We decided to go for a hike in the foothills at the Air Force Academy.  We of course interspersed our hike with Wingman Day reminders like "hey, don't forget we're not 17 years old, so let's not kill ourselves running down this hill".

The first half of the hike was steep and rocky terrain along a stream, while the second half meandered through woods and glade.  Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures in the woods which were very pleasant.  Sorry.

There was a reservoir at the top.  Rhett wanted to fish here but I had to be at a home inspection at 2:30 and we didn't get to the top until after 1:00 so we'll have to do that another time.

We saw a couple of hummingbirds on the hike.  I didn't get any pictures of them, but I did get this picture of Rhett messing with his Camelbak.

There were some nice views coming down.  We ran the last half mile so I wouldn't be late.  This photo op was a welcome 15 second break.

Thank you Air Force for letting me and Rhett get some bonding in on the trail today.