The Way Outback

Last week Sam and G embarked on a four day backpacking trip to explore the highest places in Australia. They had planned and looked forward to it for weeks--packed and made lists and shopped and gear checked and off they went. Once they were in the Snowy Mountains they ended up with a day or two with 70 kph winds so had to revise their journey plans midway (hoorary for flexipositivity!). But they had a terrific trip and ended up summiting five of the tallest peaks on the continent, which are all grouped together and admittedly on the small side compared to other continental giants. But still. I was home in my sweats binge watching Scott & Bailey so I'm duly impressed.

Sam made a video of the short clips he filmed throughout the trip. I think I've replayed it ten times--it makes me happy and a bit verklempt. It's like that father and son time traveling scene on the beach in About Time. It occurs to me that these are the golden years for these two, the ones that will be remembered and mentally time-traveled to for decades to come. Also it brings home once again what a spectacularly gorgeous place this planet is:

Slightly related note: don't you just love this Apple ad