;) Joe, I know the correct pronunciation myself, but seldom do I pronounce it correctly. I'm not sure why it just sounds better as TEEvas to me, even tho' I know it's not correct. Habit, I guess. Glad to hear the upper-end Teva has kept its quality. Last pair I bought was the cheapest I could find, a lightweight pair, 30 bucks at Sports Authority in Yuma. They are still awfully comfy, though. They do make a great many models.
My son worked for Anasazi Foundation, taking troubled teens backpacking, for a couple of years, 8 days on, 6 days off, sometimes 16 days on, 6 days off. Started out at $95 a day, I think, went to $125 later on. He loved it but said it was hard on him physically--the food, especially. He would lose 5 pounds every week, which he can't afford to lose, would arrive back home starving, eat like a horse for 6 days, then go back out and lose 5 pounds again. Their basic foods are lentils, rice and cornmeal, with a small amount of powdered cheese, etc., pretty much vegetarian. I don't think that food would bother me too much but for a young guy it didn't work well.
They do hire, both guys and gals, from time to time, but it's pretty iffy right now with the economy. You don't get paid right away, either, it seems to me. You sort of need to be living out of your car to get started with them, I think, or have a supportive girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse. (But then you are never home to spend time with your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse. For some, this may be a good thing! ;) )
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