Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday!! Our last full day :(

Can you believe it?  Today was our last full day here at the ranch.  In some ways, it seems like we just got here.  In other ways, it feels like we have been here for a month.  As an educator, this was such a treat to be in this growth environment with your students, watching them push themselves both physically and emotionally.

I have had RAs and the Ranch Facilitator talk to me at separate times about what a phenomenal group of students this is.  Every single student has participated in each activity and given it their all.  I could not be more proud.  It makes me sad to know that I won't cross paths with some of these kiddos on a regular basis, because they are truly remarkable.

Thank you for allowing your students to participate in this wonderful place and program.  Amelia and I have had a terrific time watching each of them grow in the past 10 days.

With gratitude,

Brandy & Amelia

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday means COLLEGE TOUR!!

We are having so much fun, I did not have an opportunity to complete my daily blog entry!  The days here at the ranch are so action packed that sometimes there just is no time.

Today, we visited the Colorado University of Boulder.  We toured the campus in the snow, saw some amazing buildings (ask your student about the rec center!) and had a great time.  It makes my teacher-heart happy to hear the students talking excitedly about going to college.  :)

 visiting the campus of the Boulder Buffaloes 

 It looks like a post card!!

 Foxtrot hiking group

 A little down time playing basketball

Monday, March 23, 2015

More horseback riding pics!  I'm trying to get everyone up on the blog, try to be patient with me as wrangling pictures of 24 students is tricky.  ;)

Sunday funday!

Our day yesterday was so action packed, that I did not have an opportunity to update the blog!!  Holy cow, there was a lot going on with horseback rides, hiking through the Roosevelt National Forest.  If anyone is interested, we hiked within view of Mt. Meeker.  Here is some more info: Mount Meeker

It was a truly amazing day.  I am so proud of all of the kids here, they really are pushing themselves beyond their comfort zones.  They are an amazing bunch!

This is group 2 on horseback.  I will be able to post the last group of riders later.  On to the pictures!!  :)

 Those brown furry looking things are MOOSE!