Well I am glad to announce that I won the photo competition!!
Many of you already know this if you follow me on Instagram (@joseph.w.k), but because of wifi issues with my laptop I haven't been able to write about it here until now.
There's not much to say about the benefit itself honestly. Most of it was centered around the silent auction they were holding, which involved a lot of meandering people bidding on random camping gear, trips, and other assorted prizes. This wasn't super exciting to me. I mean I've had laryngitis this week so I couldn't really talk beyond a whisper, and this prevented me from networking at the event. However, I was allowed a plus one to the event so I brought my friend Montana, and she made it a lot of fun!
The event was a casual 'campfire' event, so both her and I wore the same red and black flannels with black pants. From the max ride in, to the event itself, everyone was commenting on our matching outfits! Hahaha. We looked really good too, so I don't blame them. Since I couldn't talk much, we ended up wandering around at the event and around the block, waiting for them to announce the winners of the photo competition.
Which never happened.
Finally, I asked the speaker when they would announce the winners. Turns out they changed things up last minute and the results were already posted on the wall! My guess is that not enough of the contestants showed up or something. So he walked us over to another gal who was in charge of the contest, and I immediately asked her: Did I win? And she said "Yes, you won!!" Hahaha.
Not as exciting as I imagined, since they didn't announce it in front of everyone, but still a huge accomplishment for me!! And I guess it's a good thing. After all there is no way I could have given a speech.
In other news, I went on a spontaneous beach trip to these cliffs on the coast last week!
The weather was amazing, so I set up my camera for a three hour time-lapse. Just as that was finishing up though, a huge raincloud came in and started DUMPING rain!! I didn't make it back in time, and hiked in almost complete darkness with nothing but the faint light of my phone to guide me. It was awesome, and I loved every second of this adventure.
Also, the quality is not very good on the time-lapse. I'm tired and didn't care enough to go back and upload the correct version. You get the idea :)