I’m writing today, January 3, 2014, as the sun is just coming through the clouds after a fresh foot of snow has been left on the ground. I’m fairly certain that we’re up above zero degrees Fahrenheit as of 3:00 PM – if so, it’s the first time we’ve been above zero in two days. It is cold. Really cold. If you can’t get into a Bikram Yoga class, and you’re not on the next flight to this spot, join me for a moment and think about summer with Apogee.
The best way to think summer – and with pictures, too – is to join us at one of our Roadshow presentations this winter. Kevin, Hannah, and I will be making our way across this great land – truly from sea to shining sea – starting Thursday, January 9. Whether you are an interested first-time family, or a five-year alumni family, we’d love to see you out there. Our schedule is here. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us (207-725-7025) for specific details.
Like we did last year, we are very excited to offer our much-demanded glow-in-the-dark, BPA-free, 32-ounce, Nalgene water bottle (pictures below) to everyone who applies for a trip in the month of January. Did you get one last year? Awesome – one sweet game of glow-in-the-dark nighttime soccer coming up! And, continuing with the theme started in last year’s post, let’s imagine some other uses for your glow-in-the-dark water bottle.
1) You’re in northeast this morning, and you’re in the middle of the snowpocalypse, and it’s -8 out. You’re shoveling the end of the driveway when the biggest plow you’ve ever seen comes by and plows you right under a drift. Luckily, you have your Apogee bottle with you for shoveling hydration – but now, you take off the top and start shoveling your way out with the bottle. The day is saved!
2) Later in the day, you’re putting your incredibly snowy gear in the dryer in the basement when the door to the basement is locked by a well-meaning house guest. And they turned off the light. And the only switch is outside the door. And everyone leaves. Looks like you’ve got a couple of hours to kill… But, you are resourceful, and realizing that a situation like this was bound to happen sometime, you always bring your Apogee bottle and your favorite book of T.S. Eliot poems to the basement. You read by the light of your bottle and wonder what it really would be like to be a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the silent seas….
3) Next summer, you and your California Mountains & Coast group are enjoying the millions of stars visible from the Yosemite high country when a small plane appears – and it looks like it is in distress! You and your group all enrolled in your trip in January – you quickly pull out your glow in the dark bottles and place them evenly on the plateau around you, creating a perfect runway. The plane lands. It was Jay-Z and Beyonce! In their gratitude, they give you and your group tickets to both of their concerts for the rest of your life! Amazing!
4) You’ve escaped from the snow and you’re trekking across the Kalahari with the Basarwa tribe. A sudden eclipse darkens the sky – but wait, it isn’t an eclipse – it’s martians! Tons of them! Thinking quickly, you offer your trusty glow-in-the-dark Apogee bottle as a peace offering. Not only are they appeased, but they immediately make you into a revered deity. Well done.
Other ideas? Email me at email@example.com and we’ll get ’em up on Facebook.
That’s all for now, my friends! Please RSVP for the Roadshow and remember to get your application in this month in order to take advantage of our Apo-bottle’s many, many uses.