Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Picture's Worth 3 Words

Paul and I braved the heat to tackle some wilderness hiking at a place called Devil's Bend [note: it's not just a name and in fact should be renamed "Feels Like The Devil's Bent You Over" by the time your done].

The hike took us hundreds of feet/meters/felt like miles...up. And then down. And back up. Etc etc etc. 6 whole kilometers worth.

We did pack: 2 liters of water (which had to be rationed) because the hike was actually 6km to the waterfall and 6km back, and 12 condoms.

We didn't pack: batteries (keep reading), bug spray (probably have west nile now), sun screen, a change of clothes (sweated our own body weight worth), and food (save for one banana and strawberry runner's gel pack which had similar consistency to ejaculation with the same salty after taste).

As all newly minted couples do, we took many photos during our trek (see above, which we will refer to as, exhibit A). The scenery was breathtaking [and I mean more than just my d├ęcolletage].

Unfortunately the camera batteries died as we reached the waterfall. So now we have vowed to one day go back just to get pictures of us by the cascading water. Or perhaps a cardboard cut out will do.

Paul downloaded the pics today and sent them to me. And that's when I discovered a picture can be worth three words...
I look pregnant.

Ugh. (See exhibit B, above)

Nothing like seeing yourself looking as though your 3-4 months pregnant to spurn you into a major workout fest.

9 comments:

Starboard Tack said...

Congrats on your pregnancy!

Apparently the condoms are not fool-proof -- or maybe you should have brought 13 (not 12).

Erika said...

ST: Smartass ;)

Sean said...

yes. why didn't you include a warning as to what brand to stay away from?

Erika said...

Uh...because I don't remember the brand. Paul packed the bag, not me. I guess it was wishful thinking we'd have time for all of that plus a 12 km hike. I'm sure he'll be flattered that he's so instantly fertile.

Erika said...

Just to clarify...I am not actually pregnant. I just look like I am. Apparently.

Sarcasm Abounds said...

Memo to self, pass on the runner's gel at this year's 10k. . .*urp*

Looks like nice scenery tho, is this northwest USA?

Erika said...

SA: Good idea! As for the locale...it's Canada eh.

Kirsten said...

My gosh he looks huge. What a big guy! It looks like you have Hansel the friendly giant out for a walk. I'll just introduce him as, "This is my sisters new bodyguard. The pictures are beautiful. Who does look good in spandex pants and a tight tan top.

Erika said...

Kiki: Were you drinking when you wrote this comment? :) Yes, he's a solid guy (which I love - he's so strong). And um, sis, please don't say oh he looks huge the first time you meet him unless he's only wearing a towel ;)