It was during this hike that I noticed that our children have acquired a computer virus. You see they've been spending too much time at their electronic media outlets and it was at this spot (around the mid section of a Grand Teton ) where the virus reared it's ugly head.
They began to complain and lament about their situation
and it went something like this...
Kate.... I don't want to hike. I want to go shopping and see the celebrities at Jackson Hole.
Me...... Okay, we will do that later.
Grace .......America is too hot.
Me.... Your fine keep going.
Maria......I don't want to walk anymore.
Me... Too bad.
Rose... I want to go back and set up our camp now.
Me .... We will have plenty of time to do that later.
Joseph...... Angry and yelling at me..... I am too tired to walk.
This isn't any fun. I hate (va) "cation". I am never going on (va)"cation" again.
I will stay home!
Me and as sympathetic as usual... Suck it up boy ! I am not waiting for you so you better start walking.
Joseph..... I hope that a bear eats me and I die.
Me.... A bear would spit you out because you would taste sour.
Now keep in mind that our Indian trail guide and I are nearly 50 and our teenagers in particular should be able to run circles around us. Our children have become soft. They act as though they couldn't endure the simplest of hardships. They have electronic atrophy.
and for some strange reason Joseph likes to have pictures of his feet taken and was always eager to have that done.