This is not an exaggeration.
The Colorado Rocky Mountains...majestic and quintessential (I just learned this word today)... I loved mountains before, but now...now...it's so much more than love...and for today my new favorite song is Rocky Mountain High, by John Denver.
Sadly, you'll have to wait until Friday for the pictures. (Because I'll be home with a real internet connection.) Trust me, it will be worth the wait!
In the mean time...
Did you know I'm a bathroom snob?
Using a public bathroom is almost more than I can handle.
Sharing a bathroom with more than one or two people...also almost more than I can handle.
I'm sure you can imagine then that sharing a bathroom with 30 plus people was almost more than I could handle. But I handled it because after all, we're family now. It makes me squirm just thinking about how many people used the shower.
It's funny though...when I'm off in another country I'm a lot more tolerant...
Port-a-potties, latrines dug by hand with worms squirming around in the bottom, the privacy of a tree...I take it all in stride and just keep a bottle of anti-bacterial soap close by.
A few years ago I was in Oregon with my dad. I was in serious need of a bathroom and asked him to pull over at the nearest store he could find. The store was a favorite of mine and I trusted that the bathroom would be clean.
It wasn't. I walked in and walked right back out. Dad looked at me and said, "Already?"
"No, it was gross."
Dad shook his head and said, "How on earth do you survive in Latin America?"
"Standards Dad. A girl has got to have standards."
I wanted to fill my water bottle today and as Jason was walking into a bathroom of a Visitor's Center he said, "There is a sink in the bathroom you can use."
When he came back out I shook my head and said, "I can't do it Jason. I can't fill my water bottle from the bathroom sink."
Standards. A girl has got to have standards.
Think there's therapy for this kind of snobbishness?
Maybe the guy we saw doing his business right out there in the middle of a field of wildflowers is a bathroom snob too.