Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What the...

So, last night I had my first mutual activity with the youth in our ward. We went up to a cabin in the Albian Basin. I went up about an hour after the rest of the group because I stopped by Kennedy's birthday party. I had to park in a little dirt lot and walk up to where the cabin and my group was. I didn't know exactly where the cabin was but I thought I'd be able to figure it out. I ended up walking too far and turning off the main road onto a smaller dirt road. I knew I was lost so I tried to call someone in my group. My phone service wasn't great so my call was getting cut up. The call was ended when I lost service. I started to walk toward the main road because I knew they were going to come look for me. I looked up and about 50 feet in front of me I saw what I thought was a huge bear. What I was seeing was this:
I about peed my pants. Once I realized it wasn't a bear I felt a little better for about a split second, then I thought, "Holy crap, that's a bull moose! It can kill me just as easily as a bear!" I was terrified. It was about 100 feet in front of the road I needed to get to. I was definitely NOT going to cross that huge sucker so I just sat there waiting for it to move. That's when I pulled out my camera. I was so stupid and didn't realize my camera was going to flash, and flash it did! The moose turned to look at me as soon as my flash went off. I was ready to run. Luckily it didn't seem to mind my presence. I still wasn't going to move an inch closer to that thing so I just waited. About 5 minutes later it crossed the street I needed to go to. About 5 minutes after that my search party located me and I met up with the rest of our group.



Here are some of the cute girls in my class. I blend right in with them.

10 comments:

the organic kitchen said...

Ahhh the Young Women Program... the circle of life continues...

Jake and Kim said...

haha I am in YW as well! AND yes all the leaders AS WELL as the young women all keep thinking I am one of the Young Women and not a leader. Oh and about that Bull Moose.....yeah you are pretty freaking lucky. Someone was watching out for you!

Rachel said...

Yes, you really could be one of the Beehives...are you sure you're how old you say you are?

Joe&Tori said...

Boy am I glad you didn't get eaten by that moose! Thanks for the invite for a sleep over but I think I'll be ok as long as I lock myself in my room.

Julie and Tyson said...

Oh you are going to love your calling! I was the Laurel advisor in our last ward and I just LOVED it! It's crazy to think that we were just in their shoes. I think that makes it easier to help them and relate to them. I bet they just love you!

Megan said...

while walking up by my parents house in park city i have come in close contact with a big moose too! it is so frightening!!

Paul and Suzy said...

Yay for Young Womens! I love being in Young Womens. I went to camp a couple of years ago as a leader for the second year girls and kept getting confused for a third year girl. I am glad you got away from the moose safe!

CASEY & NICOLE said...

Court!! that is soo scary, i think i would have had a heart attack!!! i'm so glad you are ok and you found your group!! can't wait to see you at work! i will be there next week!! love ya

shaywoman said...

holycow! you almost got eaten by a moose! that's crazy! glad you're safe. thanks for checking on me every once and a while! it's fun to see what every one is up to these days!

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh Courtney, that is so crazy!!! Moose have the worst tempers, I am so glad that you didn't get trampled to death! Who would make all the cute hats? And babysit for me when I move to Utah... I guess that I want you to live for all the right reasons! Haha... And I have to jump on the band wagon and comment on the fact that you fit right into Young Womens... Maybe not as a teacher, but does it really matter? Love ya cuz!