The only emotion Ethan found being stretched was his strong desire to never, ever do a Pioneer Trek again. Although he ultimately had a good time (and I know this because he was very excited to attend a family reunion with his trek family last month), the journey was physically very difficult for him. Emotionally and spiritually he has a bit of maturing to do, so any big life lessons in those areas pretty much went over his head.
Still, I thought this was a fabulous picture. There was an official Trek photographer who took over 7000 pictures over the 4 day experience and then put together a wonderful slide show for a youth fireside last Sunday. This was one of the pictures in the slide show, and it got a big laugh from the 200+ kids and their parents in attendance.
It is interesting to note, that Ethan's supply bucket where he kept all his stuff during Trek, has not been unpacked since July due to a misunderstanding about when and where to pick it up. We actually just retrieved the 5 gallon bucket after the fireside on Sunday. It's currently in the back of the car. The thought that these socks are somewhere in that bucket makes me want to dump the whole thing without even opening it.
At the very least, I think Ethan should be the one to open and unpack the bucket. But these socks will NOT see the inside of my nice washing machine.
Garbage day is tomorrow.