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.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Beautiful Ladies on bikes! and the Mesa Verde National Park

When we arrived at the entrance to the Mesa Verde National Park, we met three girls who were cycle touring, as well. Elsbeth and Brooke were from Alberta, Canada, and Lindsay from Colorado. They were visiting National Parks on their way south, down the United States when we bumped into them at Mesa Verde. We ended up hanging up hanging out with the girls that night and checking out the park with them the next day. It was a pleasure to meet up with them and share stories and food.

All laughs

1 comment:

Hendrik Kleinwaechter said...


I have been in Mesa-Verde recently and it was incredible. Thanks :)