My author-interview got published on Smashwords. Check it out!
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/barbtyner That was fun.
I went to Rocky Mountain National Park and got in a (they call it moderate) five mile hike to Cub Lake. I was a week too early for the lilies to be in full splendor, but they were starting to open. What was the best part of the day, though, was coming around a bend and spotting three people ahead of me step off the trail onto this wide, flat rock. For some reason I stopped in my tracks. One of the girls stepped back and began to video the other two. There must have been a little collusion going on. I immediately knew what was about to happen. The guy got down on his knee and proposed.
The bride-to-be’s reaction was classic. She said yes, she squealed and she jumped up and down. After that came the tears and then she punched him. Then they kissed. Perfect! Their whole marriage-to-be was summed up in those few moments. I laughed along with them and congratulated them. Despite the long hike ahead, I was walking pretty high off the ground after that. Joy is contagious. My best wishes to the happy couple.
I remember why I like kayaking, no sore calves at the end of an outing. I had to take 3 ibuprofen when I got home. The next hike I’m doing up there (RMNP) is to Emerald Lake. I haven’t hiked there since I was taking a geology course in college. I’m hoping that getting in enough hikes now will prepare me for Glacier and North Cascades National Parks later in the summer. As fast as summer is going, it will be here before you know it.