Wow! What a Ride…

Sunrise-From-Newfound-Gap-Great-Smoky-Mountains-North-CarolinaLife should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!

Source: Hunter S Thompson

Inky’s Take:  You know how it is, the Boss hands you a project, and immediately you are like ‘Oh. Man.’ and you envision nights of overtime, a stuffy office, and little sleep.   Done it for years, know the drill.

Only this time, The Someone in the Great Ether decided I deserved a break.   Yes, I was assigned a project.  Yes I will be away for a bit.  But what the hey, I’m going to the mountains! For a gal that lives and breaths the sea it’s a new adventure.

It’s kicked my wanderlust engine in gear and it’s revving! I’ve packed my camera, hiking boots, heavy parka, heavy jeans, thermal undies, thermos, pocketknife my dad gave me years a ago, waterproof matches and my sense of needing to get ‘just there’.    Sure I have all the work stuff.  Sure, I’ll work hard and all.  But, when I don’t have to be in the office, I won’t be. Trust me.

(doing her Snoopy Dance) I’m going to the mountains, I’m going to the mountains….

Look out Bigfoot I’m a comin…