Yesterday morning Mr. R decided to go on a “hike” in Tennessee Valley in Marin. The hike was really more of a long walk, which is right up our alley (seriously. The last time we went on a hike we wound up lost and emerged from the woods in Hawaii 7 hours later nowhere near our hotel). We aimed to take a photo when we found a great spot overlooking the water, which meant I needed to wear hiking clothes and blog clothes in the same outfit or risk trying to change somewhere in the bushes. No, I thought – I can do this- the blog must go on!
I slipped this outfit on under my biggest pair of sweatpants and a long sleeve tee, looking every bit as out of place as you can imagine in a sea full of real hikers, joggers and nature aficionados. Nevertheless, the blog photos would persevere, and as we reached the beach we climbed higher into the brush for the perfect angle; 1/3 ocean, 1/3 land, 1/3 prop such as this sweet fence. As the onlookers gawked and stared, I bravely shed my outer layers and climbed on top of the fence letting my freedom blow in the wind. Let them stare, I thought! The blog must go on!
My other half darted up and down the mountain side avoiding beetles and brush, stretching and climbing for the perfect angle. “Your hair is a disaster” he remarked. Still, I thought – THE BLOG MUST GO ON!
And so after an hour of huffing, puffing, climbing and awkward posing, I put my sweatpants back on and we descended the tiny hill we called a ‘hike’. Like our forefathers before us, we had successfully made it to the Pacific Ocean, seen a sea otter and wild rabbit, and made it back to our nice car with heated seats to celebrate our victory. Not only had we made it through our first Marin County hike, but we achieved the greatest feat- blog photos seemingly ‘in the wild’ yet carefully planned for days! The blog will go on!
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