Sep 24, 2009


This looks like a great movie called The Horse Boy:

How far would you travel to heal someone you love? An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in a desperate attempt to treat his condition with shamanic healing. When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson and his wife Kristin Neff sought the best possible medical care for their son—but traditional therapies had little effect. Then they discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity for animals—particularly horses—and the family set off on a quest for a possible cure….The Horse Boy is part travel adventure, part insight into shamanic tradition and part intimate look at the autistic mind. In telling one family’s extraordinary story, the film gives voice to the thousands who display amazing courage and creativity everyday in the battle against this mysterious and heartbreaking epidemic and insight into how, in life’s darkest moments, one can find the gateway to joy and wonder.

Sep 17, 2009


For the Myers Family Reunion this year we went to a supposed "haunted" college, which used to be Albion Normal School back in 1901--a college that taught students to be teachers. It has been closed and boarded up since the 1960's. The town of Albion, Idaho has a population now of less than 200, so it is very strange to see these ominous buildings in the middle of nowhere. A family recently bought the place and they are now renovating it. The first building to be renovated is called Miller Hall. This used to be the men's dormitory. This building is available to rent out for family reunions. As a family, we saved up for a year to afford it--but we have a fairly small family (25 people). Plan to book it a year in advance!

Here is a link to their sight:

We had a lot of fun and we all walked away feeling like we needed more time to enjoy it because there is so much to do there. We stayed for two days (barely) and two nights.

Here are some photos:



Ernie and Oscar learn they like different things-great for kids on the Spectrum!