What a nice day. V drove down to meet me. A nice, funny and articulate man. We crossed the river and had a long lunch at a Mexican food restaurant in the town on the other side of Dumb Potter's Hell's bridge. I had an interesting Suiza enchilada. It was blue and stuffed with chicken and some sort of sour cream sauce. Very tasty. Conversation was varied and enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed his stories about going to school in England
and growing up in Tasmania.
Then we crossed the bridge again and drove down river to this great waterfall. We hiked up this monster. It is so steep! Lots of switch-backs and benches to use to rest on the way. It's 611 feet tall. The spray turned my hair into scary frizzy curls. Oh well.
It made for a lovely day that I enjoyed very much.
This is not the first time I have climbed this falls. When I was pregnant with my first son, he refused to leave the comfort of mom and enter the world. They induced labor and even that refused to happen. Friends suggested all sorts of things and none would work. Finally a friend drove over, told me to get in the car and drove me here. She then waddled my unhappy roundness up this waterfall. Halfway up, it became clear that she had the right remedy and we waddled back down, huffing and puffing. Even then he had to be dragged out in the end. But I will always think of his story every time I pass this waterfall... which is with great frequency. Today on the way down we passed a very pregnant woman and I had a good chuckle. I hope it worked out as well for her.
Not a bad day for the climb. It was cloudy but not too cold. I should have taken a photo from the top... you can see forever up the gorge and the river was tipped with white caps. Very pretty. But I was into the conversation by then, my camera forgotten.
Home again later, good-byes said... I made myself a nice drink and toasted my day. I don't like to drink alone usually, but DH was there online and we chatted and sipped away most of the evening. I had a brief call from LA, who is really working down to the wire on his job. Way too many hours for me. I don't know how he does it. I got a quite a few emails and that was nice. Several from C4C. All in all, I was happy with my entire day and evening. I have that good kind of tired that comes with exercise and a sense of satisfaction. I only wish that I could have talked to LA longer, but hey... you gotta do what you gotta do.
What did you do this weekend? Tomorrow I have big plans... housework and laundry. Weeeeeee
Now for a bit of Fall Out Boy... enjoy!
Music video byperforming Sugar, We're . (C) 2005