The Great Banff Adventure!!

They wouldnt let us pay for gas or anything, so the best I can do is Blog Props: Mark and his Super Awesome Girlfriend are AWESOME!!!

There is this company that offers tours around Banff– White Mountain Adventures, something like that. Yeah… all the trips they offer? MARK AND HIS SUPER AWESOME GIRLFRIEND TOOK ME AND BOSSMAN ON ALL OF THEM. ALL OF THEM. AWESOME!

Technically, they didnt take us on a dog-sledding tour, but the substitution was better– I got to have two snuggly weenie dogs curled up on my lap for part of the trip. Two snuggly puppies, enjoying the beautiful scenery, this was my thing.

But Bossman, Mark, and Marks Super Awesome Girlfriend were wild mountain trekking all over the place! There are hysterical photos (and possibly video) in the works of Abbie looking like a clumsy giraffe…

But it was great!

THANK YOU MARK AND HIS SUPER AWESOME GIRLFRIEND!!!

Comments

  1. #1 D. C. Sessions
    March 22, 2010

    Caption: “Mountains are not OK!”

  2. #2 Optimus Primate
    March 22, 2010

    There are hysterical photos (and possibly video) in the works of Abbie looking like a clumsy giraffe…

    Want. WANT!

  3. #3 rfguy
    March 22, 2010

    You’re very welcome, Abbie! It was great to meet you and Bossman. I’ll ask the Super Awesome Girlfriend if she can send her pics/video tonight.

    -mark.

  4. #4 ERV
    March 22, 2010

    D.C, Optimus– Dudes, you have no idea. Bossman was like “COMMON! Youre athletic!” And I was like “No… not really. I just look like I am. Its all a lie.”

    It was like that scene in ‘Waynes World’, where Garth gets abandoned on-air? And hes like “This is fun… Im having a good… *hard swallow* time… NOT!”

    Meanwhile, Bossman, Mark, and Marks Super Awesome Girlfriend were traipsing about like it was nothing!

    ROFL!!!

    Mark– No rush, man… no rush… LOL! We got a whole troupe of folks from UAB to go on that canyon trip. They came back covered in mud, and were like “OMFG YOU WERENT EXAGGERATING!!!! I THOUGHT WE WERE GONNA DIE!!” HAAAAAHAHAHA!!

  5. #5 biopunk
    March 22, 2010

    Glad yr enjoying it.

    Can’t wait for some video of Abbie looking like a clumsy giraffe… Hopefully with snowshoes!

  6. #6 D. C. Sessions
    March 23, 2010

    Athletic isn’t a substitute for air.

    FWIW, it’s something I do every year: 1200 feet to 11000 feet. Roadkill isn’t even close — and then there are the people who live up there (sleeping at 11000 feet all year) and literally run up trails.

  7. #7 MikeMa
    March 23, 2010

    Not kidding about the air. I visit 5000 feet from sea level and get winded just walking around the first day or 2 and I can ride a road bike for hours at home.

  8. #8 biopunk
    March 23, 2010

    Yep. Nothing like going gymming with a friend who has been living at sea level and seeing them struggle exasperated through their first workout back at altitude. Conversely, doing cardio down at their level made you feel like you could do marathons.

    Now where’s that video!?!

  9. #9 rfguy
    March 24, 2010

    I don’t think it was the altitude – Abbie is exaggerating her difficulties (and understating ours)! It only took her a few minutes to master the icy-path shuffle. She made it up and down the path without once landing on her ass! That’s not easy on a sloping path that’s as slick as a luge track!

    -mark.

  10. #10 D. C. Sessions
    March 24, 2010

    I don’t think it was the altitude – Abbie is exaggerating her difficulties (and understating ours)! It only took her a few minutes to master the icy-path shuffle. She made it up and down the path without once landing on her ass! That’s not easy on a sloping path that’s as slick as a luge track!

    You put a poor flatland woman from snow-never-sticks country on an icy mountain path?

    Given Abbie’s public persona, I’d be amazed you came back alive!

  11. #11 rfguy
    March 25, 2010

    Given Abbie’s public persona, I’d be amazed you came back alive!

    Ha! Yes, I suppose I should have been more careful with someone capable of Extreme Random Violence!

    -mark.

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