sorry folks, i am on vacation and am very much enjoying my almost-internet-free time. i can’t go without emails, news, and a little facebook here and there. but blogging is currently not high up on my list.
what did i do these past 2 days? i went hiking/taking a walk and got lost on both days. the yesterday was worse than today because today was just a residential neighborhood and we walked around in some ravine when the path suddenly ended. instead of turning around we kept on walking until we were scrambling over and under fallen trees. we ended up in some random people’s back yard. thankfully they didn’t have a dog so we squeezed through some bushes and walked down their driveway like we were totally supposed to be there.
the fact that we both had our purses on and looked like we wanted to go to the mall certainly helped.
yesterday though was a little more tricky. we went up a mountain to enjoy the pre-sunset view but the way down we took a wrong turn somewhere end ended up on the other side of the mountain. there were marked trails but no map to tell you where in the world you were and how far the trail is.
it was still light out so it was funny and we were in a good mood. but the more the sun went down and the less of a clue we had of where we were the more i felt like history repeating (i once got stuck hiking in monument valley and had to walk back to the camp site with my group in the middle of the night…through the desert…that’s a story for another time).
anyways, eventually we ended up on a dirt road and walked along that until a car drove by. we stopped it, realized we were f’ing screwed and on the other side of the mountain and they drove us to the entrance gate at the park site.
the gate was closed meaning they couldn’t drive us the 1.5 miles up the mountain where we had our car parked. so while we contemplated walking up there (another good 1.5 hours and it was really getting dark) the manager of the site decided to drive us up there (after we asked very very kindly).
to make a long story short, we did not die on that mountain (or any side trail thereof) but i sure thought we would have to spend the night. other, more positive thinking members of our 3 people hiking group would obviously tell you a different story. but it was their (read his) awesome navigation skills that got us into the mess in the first place
the reward for all of this? fries at ruby tuesdays!