[Celebrate] Episode 6

10. Ride the ski lift up at Snowbowl.

Today, I have a semi-long tale for you. Don't worry, it's mostly lots of pitchurz.

Once upon a time, it was a Saturday. Well, two people who were very in love did not see much of each other during the week. Therefore, they greatly valued their weekends together. The girl had made a list of fun things to do. The boy had not read the list. But, the boy knew the girl soooo well, that he had planned to do many of the things on her list. So, on said Saturday, he told her of his plans to take her on an adventure! 

The girl was sure to bring her camera along to document the fun. And to wear a cute headband.

Their destination loomed in the distance.

And they enjoyed the scenic drive, considering it part of the adventure.

They purchased their tickets, waited in line, and after a slightly nerve-wracking boarding...they were off on their ride!

It seemed that the higher up the mountain they went, the taller the trees became. They wondered if they were headed into the land of the giants. But not really.

The girl enjoyed the scenery...all of it.

They wore only suitable footwear for the experience. He donned Vans, and she donned fake-Vans.

Higher and higher they climbed. All while nestled in their little hanging chair.

And higher still.

They saw the Bowl.

And a rock slide. Whether natural or man-made, they did not know.

And more trees. There were lots of those.

Finally, they had reached the top! They got off the lift and took a gander to see what they could see.

At the summit, their height was 11,500 feet above sea level. When the boy recounted the experience later to his family, he excitedly exclaimed that they had reached a height of "Eleventy-five hundred feet!" And all who heard laughed merrily at his blunder.

It was pointed out to them that the South Rim of the great Grand Canyon was visible from their height.

They asked a kind stranger to take their picture. And the slope was such that it made the boy look to be much taller than the girl. Which he was not. And the wind was such that it made the girl's hair look to be a mess. Which it didn't used to be when they left.

And then, to document that they had certainly seen it, they took a picture at the Highest Toilet in Arizona. Surely one of the highlights of their adventures.

A thin rope separated the spectators from the slippery slope of doom.

The views were simply breathtaking.

This sign made the girl a little nervous as they waited in line to descend the mount.

The couple would steal kisses when a few chairs passed without passengers. They enjoyed being silly and waving to the others as they ascended.

They saw a mysterious box going up. They assumed it to be rations for the lift operator at the top.

Then, the girl asked the boy to take her picture. For her blog of course. So he did.

And then he didn't stop at just one, so she tried to stop him...confused.

But he wouldn't! So she was sad.

And then she got angry....

And then she died a gruesome and terrifying death.

Not really. She just decided to ignore him. So he stopped.

Shortly after, they reached the bottom.

And they drove home and shared some orange chicken. 
And they declared their adventure to be good.
The end.


  1. Cutest. Post. Ever. :] And your pictures are GORGEOUS. And so are you. I loved all your silly faces at TJ. You two are so cute! Let's hang out again sometime soon!

  2. Haha, WAY cute and funny:D Mac and I should do the skyride sometime. Oh, & your "land of the giants" comment reminded me of Ella Enchanted:)

  3. Thanks Emma :) I agree that we should hang out soon!

    And Carissa, you totally should. After the fact, I heard that you can find coupons online, so it's only $9 per person instead of $12. And I was totally thinking of that book because I just recommended it to one of my 4th graders today!

  4. So cute!! This makes me want to go now! Maybe we'll go on our way up to Utah this weekend. :)

  5. Oh goodness! Writing in the 3rd person for this trip was a totally adorable idea!! I loved the pictures - and wow ya'll were high up there! Ha..

    I think it's cool that the trees knew which way was straight up even though they grew on a super steep slope!!! God is good :)

  6. Emily- Do it. And then get yourself some Greek food. Or Mexican. We know another great hole-in-the-wall.

    Ariana- Thanks! It was fun!


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