Feb 11, 2012 Home Sweet Home

Day 11

Home Sweet Home

Painting a Day Project

Day 11

Home Sweet Home

Top 10 list of things I learned while tenting it in RMNP

1. Hearing chewing noises outside your tent in the wee hours of the morning is not always bad…..and can be something other than a bear.

2. Hiking 3 miles with a swollen, sprained ankle is do-able….not fun, but do-able.

3. If you’re going to be startled in the dim, morning light, it is probably better to be scared by a snowshoe hare as you’re coming out of the vaulted toilet……..not on the way in.

4. When you get the feeling that someone is watching you…..look around, it is probably true, someone or better….something is staring at you!

5. My hub can snore louder than any bear!  ….and can probably be grumpier when elbowed and told to roll over.

6. It is a weird feeling to be hiking and come across bones of elk or mule deer and then walk a few more steps and see fairly fresh bear scat……..I doubt the two are connected……right???

7. Campbell’s soup becomes gourmet when cooked in the can over a campfire.

8. 40 degrees is a heat wave…..when you’re dressed for another 20 degree night.

9.  True love is when your hub tells you he loves you……and right after that he adds, “even though you stink and need a shower”.

10.  No matter how old he is, my hub still likes to play in the water, find cool rocks (often naming them or telling me what they look like), and using sticks to play in the campfire.

“Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains.”  –John Muir




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