Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fire Walk

What is a Fire Walk you ask? Well let me tell's when you walk on fire...literally. This little adventure all started when Owen's team from work had an idea to go fire walking if they met their team goals. So Friday night we left our house thinking we were going to some big team-building, motivational speaker kind of event, where at the end the people walk on fire to prove how motivational they were. As we were following our map to the destination, we realize we are heading to the middle of no where, but somewhere in the Utah mountains. At first I thought it was a joke...that or we were going to end up being killed off by some crazy people in the mountains. I was super nervous.

But finally we arrived at a camp ground with nothing but a bunch of hippies and the remainder of Owen's work group. This guy who looked homeless started directing the group and explaining the fire walking process. This is when I realize WE were supposed to walk across fire...and HE was the one leading us to do it. NO WAY was the first thing I though of...there was NO WAY this homeless, cigarette smoking guy was going to convince me to walk across burning coals. All the other hippies there were super into it I don't think they appreciated our sacrasim about the whole situation. The homeless leader attempted to give some motivational words (nothing he said made sense to me) and then had us chant crazy stuff while breaking things with our necks.

Finally, 4 hours later (that's how long it took for the fire to burn down so that's how long we were stuck out in the middle of no where with the creepy hippies) it was time to walk on fire. I was still not convinced I would walk away 'ok' and 'one with the earth', so I stayed back and took the pictures (I know...I'm such a wuss). So again, the chants started and they all walked in a big circle around the fire. That's when people started walking (or running) across. Owen did it a few times and thought it was awesome (he only had a little burn on the bottom of his foot where the hot coal stuck to him after wards). So at least it turned out to be an entertaining Friday night. And now Owen likes to tell people he walked on fire.

At the fire walk camp ground

Lighting the fire...

This is when I started to get realllly skeptical...this fire was way to big

Breaking arrows with your neck? Weird...i know

Owen being super proud of his arrow neck-breaking ability

Getting the coals ready to walk on...

...Fire Walking

Owen doing the fire walk.
Look how focused he is...hehe

Owen's Fire Walking Video:

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