I was super annoying on my socials this past week, and I am not really sorry about it. Since I was traveling in from Arkansas during the time that I would usually be writing a blog post, I wrote one this morning. Not that that information is super important, what is important is that I DIDN’T HAVE AN ASTHMA ATTACK DURING OUR HIKE. Here are some thoughts I had during my first destination photo shoot of 2018 and my first hiking photo shoot.
1.) I think we should be okay if we start hiking at 3:00 today
2.) HAH what do I know? We need to leave at 12:00 so I have time to get lost and miraculously find my way in a state that I am not familiar with. Maybe we should just sleep on the mountain
3.) The girl I was talking to called this a mountain, should I call it that too? I don’t want to insult any Arkansonians.
4.) Okay so we are driving around but I don’t see anything that resembles a visitors center and I’ll be DAMNED if I’m just going to start walking up this big hill, UH I mean mountain.
5.) VISTORS CENTER YAYAYA.
6.) I’m a little offended that the elderly woman in the visitor’s center didn’t offer to go with me. Like I smiled so big and everything.
7.) HAH. The soon to be husband just reminded us that we only have 50 miles left in my car tank and we are 30 miles from our Air BnB. So that’s fun.
8.) Okay get a little head when we start hiking so you can gradually fall into place and then fall behind. It will be more graceful.
9.) HOLY SHIT. THIS IS 90 DEGREES UP. I AM NOT A BILLY GOAT.
10.) Am I prepared to die here? I signed in at the little starting gate, but what if that’s just for fun and not for finding bodies.
11.) Okay going well. No tight air ways yet. I may not actually end here
12.) LOOK ANOTHER ROCK FORMATION LIKE THE OTHER ONE WE SAW STOP AND TAKE A PICTURE DAMN IT.
13.) “I wonder if they have mountain lions here” NO BAD MEREDITH DON’T ASK THAT.
14.) If this isn’t really a mountain why does the atmosphere feel thinner. Is this the beginning of the end?
15.) See how close you can get to the edge of that lookout while I stay right here clinging to a tree 50 yards away because falling is something I do really well.
16.) Quit trying to make them get closer to the edge, they are going to tell their friends and family you are a nut job.
17.) OMG A DOG
18.) Meredith quit petting the dog its time to work.
19.) Its raining and cold, I don’t think my soon to be bride can feel any of her extremities and we all have mud on our bodies. I think its time to call it a day.
20.) HOLY SHIT GOING DOWN IS SO MUCH FASTER.
21.) Tries to pick up the pace, slips on rock, and walks very very slowly the rest of the way down.
If you have a crazy out there idea for your shoot, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I want to know. I want to do it with you. As long as we can slumber party in the Air BnB