Thursday, February 16, 2006

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree

Today I spent the day with my Mother. We always do lunch near my birthday. We decide to go down to Sulphur and check it out.
Sulphur has these huge parks, spring fed lakes, and massive hiking trails. Bear that in mind.

So we bip down there. It's a bit of a drive. Then we go to the Nature Conservation Center. You take that and start down the trail. We do.
Mom is wearing sandals. I have flip-flops. Off we go.
We come to a fork. Two options. To the right and on the concrete. To the left and up a rock trail.
Mom and I are invincible. Up the rock trail.
And up.
And up.
And oh God help me...up some more.
We are literally standing in a cluster of cedar trees where I don't think even the deer roam. And we continue to walk.
Mom: I don't see anything familiar.
Me: We can keep going. I'm sure we'll end up somewhere. *Being a tad bit of a smartass*
Mom: Okay. Let's go.
And so we walk on.
We come around another bend, going uphill, when Mom spots the top of a hill about thirty feet away. There's a line of trees. And now I'm informed that maybe that's the top of the hill with a panoramic view, and we can check that out. Suuuuuuuuuuuuure.
Between us and the top of the trees are brambles, thorns, and cactus. Not to mention low-lying branches.
Did I mention the thorn bushes?
Mom looks at me: Think we can make it?
Me: No problem.
Mom: You going first?
Me: Oh yeah. Just follow me. *my IQ has dropped lower than my shoe size when my pride is involved.*
And so I begin cutting left, right, forward. Right, duck, left.
It takes us fifteen minutes to walk thirty feet. But we made it. And what do we see?
More trees.
We somehow make it back to trail without being too jacked up. And off we go again. Eventually, we end up back where we started.
We're out of breath. And we're laughing. Oh yes. We're a brilliant duo. If one of us doesn't think of it, the other will. My girls don't stand a chance.
We did about five miles. One of which I'm certain was trying to get to the top of that damn tree line.
But it was a great day.


Silma said...

Hey! You got to enjoy your day! That's what counts, right?

Rene said...

Sounds like you had fun. The song "The Bear Went Over the Mountain" played in my head while I was reading this.

Tori Lennox said...

Sounds exhausting... er, I mean, fun! *g*

B said...

Ha! What a day. Isn't it true that we all turn into our mothers at some point? Hey, you could do worse, she sounds like a firecracker! *g Hope you had fun!


Tess Harrison said...

Sounds like a fun day to me!!! LOL!

Good luck with the CAPAs!

Amy said...

LOL! You do have a way with a story. ;)