The Mines of Moria

There is good rock here. This country has tough bones! This makes more sense if you read it in your John Rhys-Davies dwarf voice. Trust me, it was freaking hilarious to us as we were stumbling around the mountains. Or maybe that was just the elevation sickness. On second thought, forget I said anything. This…

What’s this?!

It’s a waterfall! With actual water! Compare that to the waterfall we saw in Shenandoah a few years back… This is the best-case scenario version of the above waterfall. Keep in mind that the waterfall had absolutely no water when we saw it. It was like the lizards from “V – The Final Battle” had…

Rocky Mountain Low

Since one of the bridges we needed to cross was broken, Jim came up with the great idea of throwing our hiking poles across so that we could better keep our balance when crossing. Jim threw both of his across, and then… the worst throw in the world by me.In the air, the hiking pole…

Hiking

After last year’s disastrous hike, during which we hiked about a mile the wrong way through a field of poison ivy with only a coat of Nu-Skin holding the remaining skin on our heels to the rest of our bodies, Jim and I had to redeem ourselves in Rocky Mountain National Park.Yesterday’s snow and ice…

Chipotle Odyssey

Jim and I left from Richmond at 9:30 to head to Colorado. We had a brief layover in Chicago, at O’Hare Airport. How did United Airlines repay us for our miraculous sprint through the megalopolis of O’Hare? By charging $3 for “snacks” like a granola bar. One single granola bar. You know what else costs…

Summer Odyssey III – Revenge of the Jackalope

He’s got teeth like this! This jackalope is after revenge, just like Jaws was in Jaws: The Revenge. Just like Jaws, the jackalope will ignore geographic distance (Jaws swam to the Bahamas from New England), the laws of death (Jaws had already been blown up three times – suck it Lazarus!), and the rules of…