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My wife is awesome!

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:27 am

I didn't really think this warranted a trip report but it is so cool I had to share. Yesterday was my birthday and being a desk jockey I wasn't too pumped about the thought of spending it answering emails all day long. Well Tuesday afternoon I get a call from our office lobby that I had a delivery I had to go downstairs and sign for. Thinking this was very unusual I went downstairs somewhat convinced that I was about to be served or arrested or something like that. When I got down there I instead found my wife, dressed in full hiking garb holding a happy birthday balloon. She responded to my confused look by saying, "ok, let's go!" Turns out she had packed the car, arranged for a babysitter and, this is key, arranged for me to have yesterday off all without my knowing. So we hopped in the car, drove up and camped Tuesday night and climbed Mt Yale yesterday where, on the summit I had Happy Birthday sung to me at 14k feet! I later found out she had been working on this for about three months! Special thanks to the Yale students at the top for all the singing, it made for the greatest surprise birthday ever!
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Re: My wife is awesome!

Postby Scott P » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:32 am


And happy birthday.
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Re: My wife is awesome!

Postby Presto » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:43 am

=D> Wow, that is like super cool! 8) \:D/ And, ditto on the happy birthday trails wish. :D
As if none of us have ever come back with a cool, quasi-epic story instead of being victim to tragic rockfall, a fatal stumble, a heart attack, an embolism, a lightning strike, a bear attack, collapsing cornice, some psycho with an axe, a falling tree, carbon monoxide, even falling asleep at the wheel getting to a mountain. If you can't accept the fact that sometimes "s**t happens", then you live with the illusion that your epic genius and profound wilderness intelligence has put you in total and complete control of yourself, your partners, and the mountain. How mystified you'll be when "s**t happens" to you! - FM

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Re: My wife is awesome!

Postby tmathews » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:49 am

You totally should have posted this as a TR. :wink: :lol:

Happy belated! Glad you got a great gift!

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Postby MtHurd » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:56 am

Pic from the summit or it didn't happen.

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Postby michaelgrundy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:58 am

That is super awesome!!! Happy Birthday!

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Postby summitstep » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:59 am

That is an outstanding birthday gift!!!!!! And very clever AND thoughtful. Your wife is way too cool! Happy Birthday! =D>

ps tell her to call MY wife! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My wife is awesome!

Postby Johnson » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:00 am

That is one of the coolest things EVER!

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Re: My wife is awesome!

Postby Johnson » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:02 am

That is one of the coolest things EVER!

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Re: My wife is awesome!

Postby SpringsHiker » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:10 am



What a thoughtful gift!! It speaks volumes about your wife.
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Re: My wife is awesome!

Postby twobirds » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:18 pm

Props to your wife.

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Re: My wife is awesome!

Postby unclegar » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:31 pm

Very cool. Sounds like a keeper.

tmathews wrote:You totally should have posted this as a TR. :wink: :lol:

I don't know, it was a short enough post that it probably would be changed into a conditions report anyway.
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