Thursday, July 17, 2008

Vacation from a foot's point of view

It's high time that we honored the real troopers of the camping vacation - the feet. It's the feet who carry us everywhere. It's the feet who sweat and get all hot and bothered. It's the feet that keep us going. Well the next several blogs are written with the feet in mind. Let us take on their perspective for once.

We're not going to have any pictures of bear boxes -

















or brownies about to explode from the altitude -


















or cute little chipmunks.
















Nope, this time we'll see ruggedly shod feet gazing at picturesque Colorado cliffs -
















We'll see feet resting comfortably in their favorite tennies in front of a Colorado mountain range.
















Yes, let's consider for once, how things look from a little lower down.

4th of July in Colorado Springs then off to the Grand Canyon

Alright, this is what I'm talking about. Take off the shoes, lay back on the grass, look at Pikes Peak, and wait for the fireworks show for a few hours.
















Three hours later ... this is great!
















Hiking in the Canyon requires a lot of breaks and the feet need to air out, right? And there's time for a self-timed photo with the camera positioned on a rock.
















The hiking boots are very important - look at all that weight ... well, I better not go there.

















Excellent view from the tent along the bottom of the Canyon. That's a knee, not a foot, in case you were wondering.

Freaky ped views

That's right, let those feet breath along the trail. We used to have another name for those flip flops ... well, never mind.
















The Colorado River! We made our destination!
















On the bridge over the river, someone felt kinda woozy in the heat.
















We met someone a little more light-footed than us.

















Aw! Quit whining about the swollen hands! What about the feet?

Feet in the Canyon

Ah ... lay back in that tent and enjoy the view after that long hike. You deserve it.
















This is nothing new, us feet are always looking up.
















If I were running the show (get it?), I would have set the focus on the people or on the canyon instead of the nearby rock, but nobody asked me.
















I'll trek thru here anytime!

Creek

video
In the Grand Canyon, when feet get hot, feet get to the creek.

Serenity

videoThe camp in Colorado. Some are working, some are not