On Saturday, we had breakfast at the house then headed into the ski valley to do a hike up to Williams Lake. It kind of reminded me of the time we all hiked up Mt. Ngaoundere during training! Although in this case, the elevation was way more killer. (I am happy to report that since that first hike up Mt. Ngaoundere, I have gone more hikes than I can count, thanks to Warren.)
I got to ride in Dillon's convertible that he rented for the weekend. He didn't earn the nickname "Butter Mon" for nothing!
He also had a fancy watch that showed us our elevation and even told the time!
Photo op! Peace Corps dudes, past and future.
Because of our varying ages and abilities, we took lots of breaks and took our time getting up the mountain.
At the top is Williams Lake. It was sooooooooooo pretty. But not so good for swimming. (Elevation verified by Dillon's watch.)
It was good for wading and skipping rocks, though.
And it was a great spot for lounging.
And we of course needed to get a group photo. Amy asked some nice hikers to help us out.
And if that wasn't enough, we made the kids pose again near the sign.
It was really amazing how well they all got along. I never heard any fighting, not even from Satchel and Jiro.
The hike down was much easier, and we rewarded ourselves with beer and lunch at the Bavarian House.
The waitresses wore full "St. Paulie Girl" outfits and we were all amazed that there were no "wardrobe malfunctions." Our waitresses boobs were barely staying put. I can't believe no one took a picture. Anyways, makes me interested to see what Schweinhous in Overton Square will be like!
We were all super beat--Satsuki especially--after the hiking and beer, so we went back to the house to rest. Amy graciously offered to cook New Orleans style rice and beans for dinner. (A Cameroonian RPCV reunion would not be complete without rice and beans!)
After dinner, we all pretty much crashed! And there was tons of beer in the fridge to be had! What?!
More to come...
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