I figure since this baby is coming in 6 days, I'd better get some posts written that have been sitting here, waiting on me.
This story will be more pictures than words, simply because I wasn't there.
Tyler and Will (our summer interns) saw that their time was winding down, and Doug had wanted to take them to climb a mountain while they were here.
I politely declined the invitation to go, and Karis chose to visit a friend that day. In Karis' defense, she thought they were camping over-night on the mountain, and she didn't want to do that...and I don't blame her.
Anyway, Kylie, Caleb, Doug and the two guys went, and they "found" Mt Wati.
They started climbing.
It took quite a while.
|Resting on mountain #1|
|Can I tell you how glad my pregnant body was not having this experience!?|
Kylie lost her shoe on this incline, but thankfully, Will hadn't climbed up yet, so he brought it with him.
A guy met them on the way up and walked with Will. At the top, Will happened to ask, "What is that mountain over there called?"
And he said, "Mt. Wati."
When the rest of the group made it to the top, Will broke the news to everyone.
It was a mountain quite a ways across the valley.
|I took this picture off my friends' Jason and Carolyn's blog, so I hope they don't mind.|
SO....the 5 Americans hiked down the other side, away from their car, through the valley, through a village, and up the real Mt. Wati.
This mountain, of course, was higher, and took more time, but amazingly, Kylie and Caleb hung in there.
I don't have all the pictures of the climb down and the walk through the valley, but here are some of the "final product" pictures from the second climb.
What a day!!
|Kylie's Climbing Buddy at the top of Mt. Wati|
|Thank you, Will, for holding on to Caleb!|
|Mt. Wati conquered...finally|
|Caleb and Doug, making headway on Wati|
|Caleb apparently didn't know he was on an old ceremonial grave site on the side of Mt. Wati|
|After 2 mountains and a rain storm, and they are STILL smiling.|