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Looks like my route to and from school when I was a kid.
BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAA!Thank you, samoore, because that was really funny!Crack. Me. Up!
My boys DID walk to school uphill, both ways. We live on one hill, the school is one quarter mile from us on an other hill, with a dip of ten foot halfway. So yes, it CAN happen. 😎
Add hostile Indians and a canoe to drag and it was mine exactly.
But so much for summer school.In the winter we had to do that before sunrise.In a blizzard.with attacks by crocodiles (those mountain crocs can be really dangerous.)
And it was uphill...BOTH WAYS!!
I decided to start walking to work. There is a glacial moraine halfway between home and work.First time I did so,it snowed.So, "Uphill, both ways, in the snow ..."
You went to the same school my mother attended.
The high latitudes have a different feel. I can't define it as well as I'd like to. Montana is referred to as "Big Sky" country. It's true, that in the high Arctic there is a big sky feel to things. It can be disconcerting.
Stairway to Heaven (Christmas Caroling version)
When I was a kid, we had to crawl through nine feet of shag carpet to change the TV channel. Now that's hardship.