Thursday, July 07, 2011

Telling Stories

I am still waiting for my 300 photos I have taken of our vacation thus far, to be uploaded so that I can sort them and send some to facebook and play with them and make them tell a story.

In the meanwhile, I am going to share just one photo, and it isn't mine.  And it wasn't taken with a fancy camera or by a professional photographer.

But, the picture does tell a story.  It tells a story about the almost twelve year old who hiked four miles to this lake at 8200 feet of elevation in the Sierra's, snapped this photo with his ipod touch, hiked the four miles back to camp and said "I could do this forever."  It also tells a story about my middle child who has decided that he wants to be a Yosemite ranger when he grows up. It tells a story of Dash hearing tales from his great uncle and great grandfather, who also camped with us, about their adventures living near these mountains and traversing these mountains and fishing in these mountains.  It tells a story about passing the love of these mountains through the generations.  It tells a story about why I keep coming back, even though I live so far away.

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Anonymous said...

The best part about taking a trip to where your heart feels most at home, is sharing it and seeing one of your kids make it their heart-home too.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Have a wonderful vacation! Can't wait to see more pictures and read more stories.

Tykxboy said...

That is an absolutely beautiful photo! He sure was in heaven during that trip. I will have to have him over during the summer to hike in our mountains. There are so many trails I want to hike. I'm sure he would hike me ragged! So wonderful to see him fall in love with the mountains. I love this story. It makes my heart melt.

Erin said...

How cool to share all of this with your kids. Those are the memories that will last.

Lyndsay said...

That's a good story!!