July 11

I'm busy thinking about what I want to pack for my upcoming trip to Colorado.There is a certain protocol that I have to follow. Nothing can look pressed. I have to look as if I have been camping, or at least hiking. The "T" shirt has to be just right. No pictures of palm trees or beach scenes. It has to have some logo like,"I climbed all 14 peaks". And it has to be washed out looking. No sandals unless they are water ready, like you were just kayaking. And socks. You absolutely need to wear socks, even with your sandals because everyone in the know, knows that you get blisters if you hike in shoes with out socks. This packing isn't all that easy. And that is only the beginning. Fanny packs are very acceptable, as is carrying a water bottle. And a hat. The sun at those altitudes can give quite a burn. Watch your ears if you wear a baseball cap. They are really sensitive. I know. You need a back pack. Everyone wears a back pack, even the littlest of kids . I've seen dogs with them. No dragons or Cinderella on them, especially I am saying this for the Grandparent who ends up carrying the pack. You want a real he men back pack. Mine is approved by Rick Stevens. The kind that weigh 5 lbs. empty.I'm all ready except for my rain poncho, it's a really bright neon pink. Maybe it won't rain.

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Ginnie Stenman | Reply 12.07.2016 20:04

I love reading you blogs, very Interesting ! Can't wait until your back and can hear all about it. I will probably talk to you before you leave. Ginnie.

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Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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