A message from the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation

Ryan and Dwight hope to raise $10,000 to support the burn camp, which will host 70 children between the ages of 8 and 18. They are determined to reach the West Coast as a personal challenge as well as helping young burn survivors.

Started in 1991, the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp is located in northern Connecticut on 176 acres. Every summer, burn survivors come to the burn camp, which is a safe and fun environment that helps kids heal emotionally and physically. The Burn Camp is free to the children, who come primarily from the Northeast and some foreign counteries, but any burn survivor child anywhere is welcome. More than 70 adult counselors, primarily active and retired firefighters and burn unit nurses, occupational and physical therapists, child psychologists and even a doctor will serve as mentors for the week.

It's also our goal to promote burn awareness and fire prevention and education, which we do year around. We sponsor a burn survivor, burned in a car accident that involved speeding and drinking alcohol, who speaks to high school students throughout Connecticut. We also support the burn unit at Bridgeport Hospital, helping to purchase equipment.

Friday, July 25, 2008


We might have gotten carried away with this one...but we were excited!


Albert said...

Your first photo caught my attention. To me it is reminiscent of Salvador Dali’s “Persistence of Memory.” You know, the epic work with the melting pocket watches. Here we have Dwight, as pocket watch, draped over dead wood. Missing in the photo, but not in Dali’s masterpiece, are looming cliffs suggestive of the approaching Rockies.

Albert said...

Oh yeah, and the second photo - which nagged me until I figured out what Dwight’s posture reminded me of? It just came to me. He looks like the chrome stripper girl silhouette seen on the back of thousands of 18-wheeler mudflaps. Same pointy toes. Exhaust fumes must be getting the best of him.

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Claudia said...

Hi Guys-
Glad you are in Denver and able to rest awhile. I've been worrying about something that I thought I'd mention, although you are probably already aware of it. If you camp out in your tent don't keep any food, toothpaste, stuff like that in there with you. Bears are known to come in for it. Tie it up and hoist it from a tree or something. I don't want to read about you two being a bear's lunch.

Don't feel guilty about hitching that ride. I'd say after getting through KS in that heat you ought to feel pretty proud of yourselves.

Keep having fun and I absolutely LOVE the pictures at the Colorado line.

Is something wrong? said...

Look at that burly beard!!!