One of the best parts of my job is speaking with fascinating people and learning interesting things as I gather materials for the articles I write, and I love chatting with sources to learn everything I can about whatever topic is at hand. For the December issue of Country’s Best Cabins magazine, which arrived on newsstands today, I wrote about a group of Dartmouth College students who dedicated a summer (and more) to rebuilding a treasured local cabin that was lost to a fire.
Along the way, they kept a blog detailing their progress, and I’ll be completely frank with you: it’s freakin’ hilarious. As I read through the entries in my office, I kept having to remember that other people around me were probably trying to work, because I literally had to stifle myself from laughing out loud! Wanna read it for yourself? Here’s the link.
In the article, I mentioned one instance where a member of the building crew took advantage of the time-lapse camera they had focused on the site to crawl across the logs and look like a worm in slow motion (compared with the frenzied sped-up actions of the rest of the crew). Check out the video and watch the logs on the left side starting at 1:45. I swear, these students remind me so much of my co-workers from college at the University of Maryland’s Outdoor Recreation Center. Good times, good times…
I wish we could have included a few more images and mentions of the crew’s hilarious misadventures in the article, but that’s what the Internet is for :). Here’s an exclusive look at a few more photos (courtesy of Lucas Schulz) that you won’t see in the magazine. Continue reading