So back to the sister weekend saga. Against my better judgement we road the gondola up to the top of a very steep, hiney cringing instigator, of a mountain at Wallowa Lake. Yes, I don't like heights and yes, I was dumb enough to pay $20 to do something I don't like! Actually, I thought it would be OK until I heard the antiquated motor of the gondola and remembered that one of the cars had crashed off the mountain a few years ago! I conveniently remembered this after we were already trapped inside the dang thing!
So here I am riding with my two cool cucumber nieces Jill and Kelli. Somehow, I got on the side facing out to the steep drop off and they "conveniently" were facing the mountain. How convenient - sneaky little devils. So while I'm groping at the bar in front of me and sniveling like a true baby - I tell you, my hiney really did cringe - they are acting like it's no big deal! I saw the fear in their eyes though - no fooling me girls! Here is a picture to give you an idea of how high we were - I didn't think to take a picture of the "beautiful, hiney cringe instigating view" from inside the gondola on the way up.
And here is a picture of what I saw when I had my heart-a- ma-tack (like the hill billy spelling there don't ya'll??
Just josh'n ya! This is a cool sky view from the Wallow Lake area.
However, the view from the top of mountain wasn't as spectacular the day we were there - thanks to a forest fire somewhere. Yes, this is the view I paid $20 for and risked my life over!
The air is quite thin up there. At one point when we were hiking to see the above view, I thought I heard the panting of a grizzly bear in heat behind me - nope, it was just my pre-menopausal, sister Vonda trying to catch her breath. No really, I'm not kiddin, not much air up thair (hill billy spelling again for ya'll) Look, I'll prove it. Here is a picture of Kelli suckin air:
There was actually a really good shot of us all right after this one was taken but I accidentally deleted it in my oxygen deficient stupor. Sorry! Vonda - I think you've got a shot of us all if you'd like to post. I'll just leave you with the shot of Kelli sucking air!