We would like to invite you (and family and friends) to join in the fun, fellowship, and work. We have several maintenance projects such as sealing the exterior of the cabins, touchup painting, finish work, and trail building. We need skilled carpenters and unskilled hard workers. The scheduled time for building is July 21-24, 2013, but if you can only come for part of that time, we would love to have you there. It will be a nice respite from summer heat...although it can get warm during the day, it is nice and cool at night!
The expenses ...for your travel and lodging (not food, though, sorry) can be submitted as a donation to the Ranch and we’ll give you a receipt for tax purposes. While you’re at the Ranch working, we’re planning to feed you (unless we get too tired, in which case you’ll have to forage for wild edibles like the IRR students do…yum yum).
If you want to make this part of a vacation, there are wonderful places to explore in the area. NBR is not far (a relative term, of course, when you’re in the mountains!) from Telluride (with its fun, free gondola ride) and Ouray (a hot springs resort). Durango is also not too far away and we had a lot of fun there zip-lining and riding the narrow gauge train. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a breathtaking place between Montrose and Gunnison (great to spend a few hours on your way to or from NBR). If you like the Grand Canyon, you would really enjoy the Black Canyon - it’s spectacular. The ancient ruins of Mesa Verde are southwest of Norwood by Cortez. And Moab, Utah, is about two hours or so from NBR. The hard part is always deciding what NOT to do when you’re in “God’s country” as my friend Jill calls it!
If you have questions or need more details, let me know. Otherwise, I hope you’ll prayerfully consider this invitation. I think you’ll find, as we have, that NBR is a beautiful, holy place that God is using in amazing ways.
Solomon & Ann Halim and DuWayne & Karen Carlson