I’m a sucker for beautiful landscapes. Any time I see one, I just have to stop for a moment and say, “Wow.” Nothing else, just “wow.” I have a number of favorite landscapes in mind, but the one that comes first is the view coming down Ranger Hill while driving on I-20 on the way … More I say “wow” and “Cinque Terre” a lot
Only two more months… I don’t like to complain. I really like to take things in stride and just go with the flow, but this semester has caught me off guard. I feel stressed fairly constantly, and cannot seem to escape the mountain-esque pile of schoolwork constantly growing on my desk. I feel slightly (ha) … More Cultural Routes: Stress Free?
As my passport was stamped and I walked out of the Cabo airport with my family, I could not help but think back to our first CR8 meeting at Dr. Pitcock’s house, where we were told that traveling on CR would not be like vacationing with our families. I felt excitement and a twinge of … More Are you talking to yourself?
In my unbiased opinion, I grew up in the most beautiful place in the world: Boulder, Colorado. Yes, I am clearly unbiased. Every day I felt an unblemished connection with nature. On weekends my mother would let me go outside in the morning under two conditions: tell me where you are going, and be back before … More Childhood Innocence
(…but you can probably peer pressure me into doing something crazy awesome in Interlaken.) After the meeting with my fellow CR8ers and alums, my mind just kept spinning. Hearing each of them talk about the trip as a “rewarding, life-changing” experience had me thinking about what that would look like for my own CR8 adventure. … More PSA: I’m scared of heights…
As the trip inches closer my enthusiasm grows stronger. I am truly excited to see how God uses this trip to impact me as well as everyone else on CR8. While my mind is flooded with anticipation of this amazing experience, I have included below a few specific insights which will enable me to grow … More Let’s Make CR8 GR8
By: Claire Carter What city am I most looking forward to? Hmm, where exactly was Lizzie Mcguire when her popstar career was born? But seriously, Rome is known for it’s history, food, and incredible architecture. While I’m not so much a history gal, I’m definitely a ‘people’ gal. I’ll be wondering “What are the people like here? … More Hey now hey now: Claire takes Rome
Saturday, March 5th, 12:30 am, a car clipped the back of a silver jeep that was exiting onto Tecumseh in Norman, Oklahoma, causing the jeep to spin into the ramp of an overpass. Upon going under the bridge, the jeep hit the slope of the bridge and began to flip. After rolling 4 times, the jeep came … More A Second Chance
Epilogue: Due to lack of blog knowledge on my own part, my blog name is lukebeasleycom. This name is very easy to change, but I will be keeping it to remember my humble, blog beginnings. CR8 is rapidly approaching. Life has never moved so fast for me. While I am clearly ecstatic to get to … More T- 2 months
Each day dragging myself out of bed for class and grinding through the rest of the semester, I can’t seem to shake the unreal excitement I have for CR8’s amazing adventure coming this summer. I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven’t thought about all the memories our team will make, the … More 59 days and counting
This first question is tough because my heart is torn in two separate directions by the precursors, study in and experience. This is why I am going to break the rules. I will start with experience. I am an adrenaline junky so, truthfully, I am beyond excited about the idea of flirting with near death … More I’m Really Excited.
I want to study in and experience Italy more than any other place we will visit on Cultural Routes! Since I was little, I’ve always wanted to go to Italy. When I was younger (though not TOO much younger) I was convinced I’d marry an Italian doctor/professional soccer player who also was an expert chef … More Blog Post “Due” (That means two in Italian)
I’m trying so hard to not have any expectations. To let this trip be OUR trip. The fourteen of us (plus Dr. Pictock and Robyn of course) will share new experiences, many many memories, all contributing to CR8. However, there is one expectation that I cannot just let down. Here’s me in about 8 weeks. … More CR8 is going to be GREAT
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Donatello. To some, these names mean little more than the characters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; however, this couldn’t be farther from the truth for me. These were the enigmatic magicians of my childhood. These artists have galvanized me ever since I took my first studio lesson and, their inhuman … More If Art Had a Home It Would Be Florence, Italy