Note: most of this post was written in October, and I never got around to actually finishing it and posting it. So all my thoughts and muses may be a little outdated 😉 Hopefully I’ll be able to write a post bringing you all up to date soon 🙂
Yup, it’s been awhile, huh? You’ll just have to get used to my absences, because they are going to happen from time to time!
Anyhow, back to life. I haven’t even begun to understand it. Nor do I believe that I ever will XP
I’m kind of a mess emotionally now. I’ll be good one moment, going about my day, and then something will happen to make me not so good the next 😛 I’m a lot better than I was, but still. These past 6 months or so have been so hard. Harder than I ever remember.
So my life right now is pretty boring… Mostly school. But we did go on a ten mile hike the other day! 🙂 Up an absolutely gorgeous mountain.
The Mountain That We Climbed 😉
At the top of the mountain!
The fire tower at the top, once we climbed it we were over 4000 ft! 😀
It was truly a breathtaking view 🙂
We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather that day! A crystal clear day, not too hot or cold, just right 🙂
I took this picture on our way to the pond. Noah and I basically climbed down the mountain by ourselves, Dad and Gabe are crazy fast hikers, so it never took them long to get ahead of Noah and me 😉 So Noah and I had fun, making a competition out of who fell down the most, me spontaneously singing lines from Carrying the Banner (Specifically: “Walk until we faaaaallll!” Yep, I’m crazy ^_^), me telling myself and Noah that we didn’t have time to goof off, and talking about random crazy things 😉 We had fun 🙂
The “pond” and the bottom of the mountain. They called it a pond, but we all agreed that it really should be a lake 😉
My little sister took this, she’s got a pretty good eye, don’t you think? 🙂
This is the closest thing that we got to a family picture 🙂
Okay, so there’s a story behind this picture… A very observant person would notice that I’m not wearing shoes in this picture, and I don’t look that happy, and that I’m holding my jacket weirdly. The reason behind all this: on the 4 mile hike back my feet started hurting, and then really hurting, so much so that it was really difficult to walk. I had cheap shoes on, not the greatest decision I’ve ever made 😛 Note to self: buy good hiking shoes the next time you go on a ten mile hike. Anyway, I could walk, but not very fast at all, and I had to stop every 10-15 minutes or so. And we’re in the middle of nowhere, there’s nothing to do but keep walking the miles to the road. And I do, although every step is painful. (The reason I’m clutching my jacket sleeve in the above picture) The pathway seemed endless, but at last, the road finally appeared. I was ever so happy to see that black asphalt 🙂 So yes! I survived 🙂 And don’t any of you dare feel sorry for me, I won some bragging rights that day 😉 I walked 3 plus miles in the woods without shoes, for one 😉
See ya latah!