Friday, January 23, 2009

Adventure Papa

We stayed up until 12:30 this morning putting the finishing touches on Eric's sled and packing his food. Then he was in the shower at 2:30 to get ready to go...

WINTER CAMPING!!!

That's right, he is sleeping, or smoking a cigar, or playing Frisbee in the dark right now up in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. No (southern folks!), they did not go canoeing. They loaded three days worth of stuff onto souped up sleds and snowshoed a few miles to a place where they can be all alone in the woods. If a tree falls in those woods, they'll be there to hear to it :).

Actually, I have no idea what they are really doing. Maybe they got a hotel. Maybe they are stranded on a portage because some one's snowshoe binding broke. Maybe they are painting lovely yellow on white pictographs in the snow. Last I heard, 7:30 AM, the reception was choppy and they were having a spirited debate about a mystery issue. I texted after that, hoping to get a little better response, but alas I am stuck dying in suspense. Late Sunday night I will know it all, every harrowing detail of the adventure tale. But for now, we can all wait, quietly imagining what it is like to live outside when the high temperature is 0 degrees and the weatherman says there will be "strong winds likely." Whoaaaaa...

5 comments:

Alison Mahoney said...

Seriously winter camping sounds like the most torturous thing I can possibly imagine. I didn't know anyone would purposely do this unless their car broke down by the side of the road or something.

Erin said...

Brrrr!!!!! Thats gonna be chilly! But, it sounds adventurous and possibly tiring. I bet they'll sleep well- when they sleep. Can't wait to hear the details. You and the girls want to come for lunch on sunday or something?

Becca said...

Alison, that is why you live in GA (wink, wink)!

Erin, we are going to a bday party on sunday. Thanks for the invite though!

Nedra said...

Even though I love Minnesota and camping, gotta say I'd pass on this one too:o)

Erin said...

lets here about the adventure! i'm dying of curiousity!