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Desert CleanUp, Voluntold Day and Halloween

This week has been a pretty diverse week for me. It started out with a great birthday and having an awesome dinner with some really awesome friends. Then quickly took a turn for the worse during my 4day hitch doing desert clean up right outside of Vegas. The week got slightly better when we volunteered or as I like to say "voluntold" at Red Rocks Canyon and ended the week with a bang by spending Halloween on the Vegas Strip.

I just want to say, people who throw their trash off a desert road should all be shot! This week my crew found 10 dead dogs, a dead horse and plenty of other knick-knacks that make you want to vomit, and you better believe I had to throw up once or twice just in the four days I was there. Although I did find some really old, slightly cool things, for the most part the work week was pretty horrible with the only up side beind that I got to come home every night and sleep in my own bed.

After working for four days, we had a day off and then we had a mandatory volunteer day for National Make a Difference Day. My crew and the rest of the other crews at the NCC voltuntold our time at Red Rocks Canyon just outside of Las Vegas, where I had my previous hitch. Don't get me wrong, I more than likely would have volunteered anyway on Saturday, and Red Rocks is a great place to work, volunteer or just visit (it is highly recommended to anyone coming out to Vegas, and if you are visiting me, I WILL be taking you there), however, being told it was mandatory for us to volunteer is a pretty funny idea to me.

All and all it was a great day, the Red Rocks Interpretive Association and BLM really took care of us, and we all got to work with different crews for a change which is always nice and refreshing after working with the same people day in and day out. Although it rained a little on us in the beginning, the day was beautiful and the work was fun and really helpful.

However, the highlight of the weekend was definitely the Halloween festivities that went on. I went as Huckleberry Finn and my friend Jen decided to go as Tom Sawyer. It was a real fun idea and we definitely played it up. My other roommates were pumpkin head, a butterfly, a scot, Pikachu, and my favorite...my Supervisor went as my friend Jen. His costume was pretty hilarious and he definitely got the most attention from the gay males on the strip. He was hit on....a lot. Me and my friends, once again hit the strip with our drinks (Jen and I had "moonshine" in our Mason Jars, aka Vodka and lemonade) and walked from Casino to Casino taking in the atmosphere and just causing an all around ruckus.

Posted by MJMatson 22:43

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