Climb Every Mountain

 Climb every mountain.  Ford every stream.  Follow every rainbow, ‘til you find your dream.

Ahhh, the great lyrics.  I love them.  I could sing along with Rodgers and Hammerstein all day every day.  That husband of mine, well, he sings along with me… but sometimes he gets a bit literal with the words.  And so… we’re off to climb another mountain!

He’s had a fascination with this mountain for years.  He’s read books and watched documentaries, attended lectures, and he even did a wonderful little painting of this grand peak.  I’ve enjoyed getting to know this mountain through his enthusiasm, but never dreamed we’d meet the behemoth face to face.  Until a few months ago when his computer screen was continually finding its way back to sites about this place.  I knew he was on a quest to take us there.  It was no longer a dream.  It was a mission.

I snapped his photo the day he booked the flights.  You can see his painting up there on the top left corner of his desk shelves.  If you love that mountain as well, you’ll recognize the familiar shape. 

We’re off to Nepal!  I’ll be able to take his photo with that beauty in the background.  No… no worries… we’re NOT dreaming of going to the top.  But we’ll spend two weeks hiking in the Himalayas taking in the sights and sounds and flavors.

Can’t wait to get there.  Can’t wait to experience it.  Can’t wait to take photos.  And absolutely cannot wait to write about it!

(I won’t be posting anything while we’re on the trek, but I’ve got some things lined up.  If you’d like to see what we’re up to, I hope you’ll check back on October 22, October 31, and November 5.  We’ll be having more of those “Field Days”, and the blog will automatically update.)


8 Responses to “Climb Every Mountain”

  1. Kim says:

    Anxiously waiting for beautiful pictures and tales of the grand adventure!

  2. michelle pond says:

    I know it’s a sin but I am pea=green with envy. There is nowhere on earth I would rather go than Nepal. I used to work for the SW Outward Bound School in Santa Fe as their registrar and the treks the school led there were so fascinating to learn about. It doesn’t have to be too rigorous. Native sherpas carry your packs and cook native foods along the way. Be sure to stop at the tea houses and pick up a fabulous rug. <3

  3. Sandy says:

    We’re beyond excited! When I get back, I hope to share the experience in a way that you’ll all feel you were right there with us!

    Yes, Michelle… we’re staying in tea houses from village to village. Can’t wait!!

  4. Clara thomas says:

    Sandy I’m so so excited for you guys , oh how I wish I could climb that mountain with you guys, I love the outdoor life. You-guys are my heroes .

  5. lawaanda calton says:

    People have plans and people have dreams. You have really stoked the flames in hearts today! We are cheering you on!

  6. Sandy says:

    Ahhhh… I love that! Thank you!
    Yes… climb those mountains and follow those rainbows!

  7. Cheryl says:

    So exciting…you had me going on the adventure tour site yesterday. Looks so amazing. They may even have a few tours I could handle.:) Can’t wait to see YOUR pictures. And I never knew Gary was also a painter….well other than walls!! Love it! May the trip bless you as I know you two will be a blessing to everyone you come in contact with along the way.

  8. Nico says:

    Looking forward to your every shared word and picture! I hope that you will put on a “Sharing the Adventure” in the Southside Fellowship hall!!! You know that we would ALL be there!!!

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