Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mount Kilimanjaro and the Stick in the Mud

Did you know that they are predicting that with global warming there is only going to be snow on Mount Kilimanjaro for another 10 years? I am pulling for the snow to last longer, but I doubt it will work. If it works anything like how I try to savor a chocolate bar we might as well start loving dusty peaks. Knowing this, I readily agreed with Mark's Dad when he suggested that we should hike it. What a fabulous plan! What an incredible adventure! Think of the stories! The memories! The mosquito bites.

Absolutely we would go with him on this daring enterprise. There was no doubt in my mind that my husband, the man who spends 2 hours a night in the gym would welcome such a challenge. This man who insists on parking as far from the door of any building as humanly possible is a man who likes to hike!

I looked at Mark with the confidence of a mother who volunteers her child to sell 100 packages of girl scout cookies. When I turned my smiling face though, he started whining about the trip taking to long. How HE didn't care about the snow. That he believed global warming was a hoax (oh yes, he did say it), and that if we wanted to go he and his Mother would wait for us at the beach.

Oh yes, he is the last of a noble breed of explorers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Didn't they invent helicopters to get to the top of mountains?? I prefer to lay on a beach look at a mountian and comment on how good my coctail tastes!!