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, August 22, 2008


Yup.  We actually rode our bikes all the way to Las Vegas.  Then!  Once we arrived, we were able to live like kings thanks to the kindness of a few strangers, now friends.  Scott put us up at a hotel in North Las Vegas the first night in Vegas and we have Dave and Denise to thank for putting us up at a hotel right off the strip, the second night.  It doesn't get any better than this.

A Vegas Night

The Ballagio

We had so much fun.  We checked out as many casinos as we could and gambled a bit of money while we were at it.  There was just too much to see and too much fun to be had, we decided we would have to visit again.

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