Friday, January 30, 2009

Crestview Kids

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before how much I enjoyed my whole college experience. My sophomore and junior years, I lived in a small four-plex...two apartments of guys, two of girls, 16 kids total. I think I had a much better time here than I could have at a huge complex. It was perfect for me. The whole group of us were good friends (and sometimes more than friends...this is where Spencer and I met...he lived up stairs from me). If you didn't have something going on during the weekend, you knew you had plans with the Crestview kids. In fact, most of the time you didn't even want other plans because you could bet the spontaneous plans of this group would most likely be more fun than anything else you could do in Logan, Utah that night.

One spring, Spencer's roommate, Mikey (I can't for the life of me remember his last name) bought a kiddie pool on the first warm day of the year and when I walked home from class, there was Mikey sun bathing in his kiddie pool on the upstairs balcony. He had filled it up with pitchers of water since we had no hose. The kiddie pool made it's appearance occasionally throughout the spring and summer and then stored in the shed and forgotten about for quite some time.

One winter weekend the following year, those of us still around were debating what to do with our Friday night when we remembered Mikey's pool. We trekked that thing all the way up Old Main hill on campus...which is quite a flight of icy stairs in the winter. I'm pretty sure we stuffed at least eight people inside that pool and went flying down the long steep hill. After a few trips down, the pool had finally seen it's last day.

I had so many great adventures in college that I don't have pictures of. First of all, it was before I had a digital camera and taking pictures meant paying to get them developed...not much of an option for a poor college student. Plus, I wasn't a blogger and it just didn't occur to me as often. And then there's the fact that I was having too much fun to stop and stand behind the camera instead of be in the middle of it all. But I will add a picture of Old Main when it's green...though you don't get much of an idea of how long and steep the hill really is.

I LOVE this place.

10 comments:

Lauri said...

I think I lived vicariously through your college years. You always had such fun stories to share; you and your friends had such a great time together and I was glad to be included when I came up for a visit.

Lori Mower said...

OH...... that makes me homesick for GREEN GREEN Cache Valley. I lived there for 21 years. I DO NOT miss the snow though!!

Heidi said...

How fun. You seriously LIVED up your college years. sometimes I am sad I didnt leave home for college.

Kris said...

You sure had a great college experience!!

Hubba's Thoughts said...

I miss USU SOOOOO much!! Gary and I had so much fun up there. Your apt. complex was fun, you had great people living there.. My first year of college I lived at home and my second year I met Gary that October... I didn't really get a lot of fun "roommate memories".. That's great you have so many great memories..

Kelly said...

I did some crazy things in college too- like jump in mirror lake the night before the OSU Michigan game- but never sledding down a hill in a pool- you have that one! Love all the college memories, and my best friend and I had guy friends that lived across from us our Sophomore year that we loved to pieces- they helped create some of the best college memories I have. Thanks for always sharing your fun, and that picture is awesome!

Autumn said...

OH I LOVED college. LOVED it. Your story brings back a flood of memories. I wish so much I had a digital camera then. Oh well. FUN fun.

jeanine said...

I loved college too... though I wish I had had just a little more spontaneous fun!

Amanda B. said...

What an awesome memory!! You certainly knew how to live and have fun. I could have used more spontanious fun too. I was a little more of a scaredy cat and didn't know as many people. Plus, I didn't leave to go to school. Most of the time, I don't regret it, but times like this, I wonder what it would have been like if I had. Thanks for the fun mental picture! :)

Kelly said...

You really did have fun college years! Thanks for your comment on my blog... I already can't wait til these guys are a little older!