I made fun of Lar for becoming outdoorsy when she moved to Scotland. I mean, look at her hiking pants! Plus, she now has her own pair of walking sticks. Walking Sticks! If that isn’t outdoorsy, I don’t know what is.
But I really need to bite my tongue because when Troy and I went to Denver last week we definitely went hiking – and not just any ol’hiking. We reached 10,000 feet above sea level! Ok, you experienced hikers might have chuckled at that – especially since it was no more than a mile from the parking lot – but that’s HUGE for someone who usually gets out of breath walking to the local Starbucks every morning.
Inspired by Ashley (she’s outdoorsy and fashionable), I tried to be somewhat fashionable when dressing for the hike. I think I only partially succeeded. The good news is that I was relatively comfortable while crunching through the snow in just a hoodie and jacket. I think Troy looked rather dapper for a hiker in his $20 Target rain jacket.
My conclusion? Hiking and being outdoorsy every now and then (like this time Lar and I went camping), isn’t so bad. I might even use Lar’s walking sticks when I visit her in Scotland in August.
Have you used your hiking sticks yet? Any recent excursions to Arthur’s Seat?
It was so bizarre hiking at such a high altitude. I was out of breath before we even started the hike. However, come to think of it, that might have more to do with me being out of shape and less with the altitude.
Anywho, the Indie Craft Experience is this weekend and I can’t wait to go:
Photo by Leah and Mark
I’ll make sure to take tons of photos to share with you. I’m on the lookout for some more necklaces (you can never have too many, right?) and a piece of artwork for the bathroom.
There must be some type of I.C.E. equivalent in Edinburgh – especially with the wonderfully Scottish Papa Stour. Let me know if you find anything like it and we’ll add it to the places we’ll visit when I come over in August. Deal?