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[May. 11th, 2009|07:44 am]
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Ed and Hank


Part 2: He needs wide open spaces...



Note: This is part two. For part one see the link below.

Disclaimer:
Hank told their story to Annie Proulx. Jack and Ennis are all hers. Ed and Hank belong only to each other. Rating: G $$: Nope.


Links to all previous posts are here:
http://myeyesaintblue.livejournal.com/10082.html


Part 1 is here: http://myeyesaintblue.livejournal.com/74564.html

Part 3 is here: (Well it will be here eventually anyways.)





Part 2: He needs wide open spaces...




"So's you about ready ta head home, Hank...?"


"No way, Ed. Not fer a few more days anyways... 'N ya know... we ain't been ta see tha' 'Procession Petroglyph Panel' in a real long time... So's I thought maybe we'd head down ta Butler Wash 'n pay it a visit..."


"Ya know there's plenty a petroglyphs right along the road we came in on..."


"I know... But I ain't in the mood fer tha' kinda rock art huntin'... parkin' the truck 'n scramblin' up ta the cliff face 'n then huntin' around ta try 'n find 'em... then goin' back ta the truck 'n drivin' ta the next spot 'n then scramblin' up ta it... over 'n over again... All tha' gettin' in 'n outta the truck is just plain irritatin'... 'N besides... remember all them folks we saw rock climbin' on the drive in...?"




"Tha' was a Sunday... It won't be so busy on a week day..."


"Tha' don't matter... ya know I'll still get mad as hell if'n we come across petroglyphs they've been climbin' over... 'n ya know we will... Remember the damage we seen last time we went lookin' fer rock art around here...? 'N tha' was quite a few years back... Hell... there's miles 'n miles 'n miles a cliff face 'n only a handful a spots with petroglyphs... but some a them climbers still can't manage ta leave 'em the hell alone... 'N the damage they're doin' can't be undone..."


"Ya gotta wonder wha' the hell is wrong with folks like tha'..."


"Somethin' sure as hell is."


"Okay... let's go ta Butler Wash then... But... ya know that whole area is just one canyon after another... dontcha, dumbass...?"


"I know. But I recall the hike up ta tha' panel ain't hardly like walkin' in a canyon at all... Lotsa wide open spaces..."


"'N I seem ta recall tha' bein' a purty good climb up... Is yer knee up fer it, Hank...?"


"It ain't tha' far up... 'N yeah, my knee's been doin' real good. 'N if'n it starts actin' up again I got you ta carry me back down."


"Don't count on it."


"Ya'd leave me up there...? Lost in the desert ta die, huh...?"


"Well... ya wouldn't technic'lly be lost... 'N I'd call fer help... send someone else up ta get ya..."


"Ya know... A lot of counties have started chargin' folks fer rescuin' 'em..."


"Then I guess I'd just hafta leave ya up there."


"Thanks a lot."


"Yer welcome. But... I was thinkin'..."


"Yeah...?"


"We'll be headin' through Blanding... 'N if'n we're gonna stay out longer we gotta stop ta get some stuff anyways... 'n get tha' tire patched... so's how 'bout we pick up some beer...?"


"Yer gonna let me off my leash some, huh...?"


"If'n ya promise not ta run amok 'n drink it all in one sittin'..."


"I'll do my best ta resist."


"I'd appreciate it."


"How 'bout some music, Ed...?"


"Fine with me... So's long as it's country."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJi153avCGA



"It's country alrigh'... 'I used ta spend my nights out in a bar room... Liquor was the only love I'd known... But you rescued me from reachin' fer the bottle... 'n ya brought me back from bein' too far gone'..."


"Dumbass."


"...'Cause 'yer as smooooth as Tennessee whiskey... Yer as sweeeet as strawberry wine... Yer as waaaarm as a glass of brandy'..."


"And yer as crazy as a loon."


"...'And I stay stoned on yer love aaall the time'..."


"Dumbass."




Later...





"You got the directions, Hank...?
I ain't sure if I remember the way..."


"I think I remember...
'N I know fer sure the first thing we gotta do
is get across these gullies chock full a brambles 'n crap...
Tha's the worst part..."





"Damn. I fergot about tha'..."




One gully later...




"Jeez... I don't know if this is worth it, Hank..."


"Yeah it is. 'N if'n we go down here...
'n then follow that other gully there fer a l'il ways...
I think we'll end up where we need ta be
ta get where we wanna go..."





"Ya know I hear tell there's folks
who never managed ta find their way out livin' in there...
they s'posedly got a whole new civilization goin'..."


"I wouldn't be a bit surprised... Hey... Maybe they're not a buncha bigoted dumbasses 'n they let gay folks get married... so's if'n we come acrost 'em we can get hitched today..."


"Today, huh...?"


"Yep."


"I dunno about tha'..."


"Ya don't, huh...?"


"Well... Ya know... Ya ain't ever actually asked me..."


"Yeah I have."


"No ya haven't."


"So's ya wanna real proper-like proposal, huh...? I think I can manage tha'..."


"Get the hell up, Hank... Ya know I was just kiddin'... I didn't really mean fer ya ta do it..."


"Edward Smith... will you do me, Henry Jones, the honor of gettin' o-ficially hitched ta me...? 'Cause ya know I love ya more than I could ever say... 'N I'd give anythin' ta make it legal-like someday..."


"......"


"Well...?"


"That was it...? I was waitin' fer a l'il more... Ya know tha' was purty lame, Hank..."


"I didn't exactly have a lotta time ta prepare... Besides... ya know you coulda asked me too... 'n ya never have..."


"Fine... Ya wanna tie the knot, dumbass...? Whenever we can anyways..."


"Oh yeah... That's a whole lot better than mine..."


"Well... will ya, Hank...?"


"Yeah. I will. How 'bout you...? Will you, Ed...?"


"I dunno... This is all so sudden... I migh' need a l'il while ta think about it."


"Dumbass."


"Ouch...! Ya know... I don't think yer s'posed ta punch the fella ya just proposed to."


"I'm startin' a new tradition... 'Somethin' old... somethin' new... somethin' borrowed... 'n somethin' black 'n blue'..."


"Good luck with tha'."


"Ya know ya still ain't given me an answer..."


"Yeah, Hank... I will too."


"Can I get that in writin'...?"


"Sure... If'n yer willin' ta go back acrost tha' gully ta the truck 'n get me a pen 'n some paper..."


"I guess yer word is plenty good enough fer me."


"I love yer dumb ass, Hank."


"I love you too, Ed."




Another gully or two later...




"Now which way do we go, Hank...?"


"I think we need ta head up there...
stayin' above 'n ta the left a tha' there smaller canyon
'cause we gotta by-pass a big ol' dry waterfall..."





"Shit... I remember now...
I didn't care much fer tha' drop-off...
the way it was real steep-like right by it..."


"I thought you weren't afraid a heights...?"


"I've told ya before... It ain't the heights I'm afraid of...
it's the hittin' the ground."


"I don't think it's as bad as ya remember, Ed...
There's only a few steps that are kinda close ta the edge... 'n kinda steep-like...
'N it ain't all tha' far up... so's if'n we get up there 'n ya don't wanna do it
we'll just turn back around 'n do somethin' else..."


"Can I get that in writin'...?"


"Sure... If'n yer willin' ta
go back acrost them gullies ta the truck
'n get me a pen 'n some paper..."


"You wait here, Hank...
I'll be back in about thirty minutes."


"Dumbass."




A little while later...




"Would ya get the hell away from that edge, Hank..."





"I ain't even close ta the edge, Ed...
Not no more anyways... 'N I'm just tryin' ta get a picture of the lay of the land...
But none of 'em are turnin' out too good... Ya don't get the full effect...
'N the ones I took over the edge ain't
turnin' out at all..."


"Well, you'll get the full affect alright
if'n ya fall off a there, dumbass."


"I ain't gonna fall...
But I think congratulations are in order, Ed...
Ya made it past there no problem..."


"It weren't tha' bad."


"I told ya so."


"But then again...
the way back down is always worse..."


"You'll be fine."


"If I go over that edge I'm comin' back ta haunt ya."


"I'm countin' on it... 'N see...
it ain't hardly canyon-like at all up here...
plenty a wide open spaces..."







And a little later...




"Now I guess we gotta climb up there..."





"Yep."




And a little while after that...





"I dunno, Hank...
I don't remember tha' big ol' rockfall..."





"I ain't sure it was there last time...
But least-wise we could get around it easy enough."


"Ya don't suppose anyone is under it...?"


"Tha'd be some purty bad bad luck
'n some awful bad bad timin' if'n they are..."


"Or ya don't s'pose tha's where the panel was...?"


"I sure as hell hope not.
But I think we woulda heard about it if it was..."


"Well... I woulda thought them petroglyphs woulda been back a l'il further...
D'ya think we missed it by comin' up them ledges
instead a righ' by the wall...?"


"I don't think we missed it."


"I'm gonna be ticked off if'n ya drug me
all the way up here fer nothin'..."


"It wouldn' be fer nothin'...
the view's purty damn nice... 'n if'n it ain't right up here
we'll head back down along the wall... I'd like ta go back tha' way anyways
ta see if'n we missed anythin' else...
Hey... there it is..."




"Yeah... Well... I woulda put it further down...
in tha' nice big smooth spot a desert varnish a l'il ways back..."


"Well too bad you weren't around fer them ta ask."


"So's... How many figures are s'posed ta be on there...?"




"179... comin' from three diff'rent directions
'n all headed ta tha' big ol' circle..."


"Tha' musta been some party."





"Or funeral. Some folks think it mighta been
some important fella's funeral..."


"Or... if'n this was when it was gettin' hotter 'n dryer...
it coulda been a big ol' meetin' about it..."


"Or it coulda been folks who died...
on accounta the climate changin'...'n they're all headin' inta the light...
Or were massacred maybe... ya know there had ta be one helluva compellin' reason
tha' they started livin' so high up in them cliffs... 'n so far from water...
'n grocery stores 'n movie theaters
'n whatnot..."




"They prob'ly weren't near as lazy as you...
But... it is kinda hard ta believe they started livin' up there
just 'cause they liked the view better..."


"'N... whatever it was... it seems like recordin' the number of folks was more important than gettin' the details down... 'cause only a few of 'em are done real good... like a couple a them guys with birds on their heads... 'n they mighta been done earlier than the rest by someone else 'n just fit inta the big picture later..."


"Well... nobody really knows...
So's... how 'bout we just say it was a big ol' party...?"


"Party it is...
'N it looks like... no matter what it was...
there was dancin'..."




"Yep."


"'N ya know wha' them Dixie Chicks say...
'Some days ya gotta dance... Live it up when ya get the chance...
'cause when the world don't make no sense... 'n yer feelin' just a l'il too tense...
ya gotta loosen up them chains 'n dance'..."


"Well if'n yer gonna start dancin'
try not ta trip over anythin', dumbass..."




Later...




"Hey, Ed... Ya wanna climb the rest of the way up ta tha' top edge...?
It ain't all tha' much further... Tha' guy who came up after us is up there already...
I can just barely make him 'n his dog out..."




"Thanks, but no thanks.
I know what's out tha' way 'n I can see plenty of it jus' fine
from down here."


"Just thought I'd ask."




Later... on the way down...




"Hey... Lookit this...
Here's a petroglyph of you, Ed..."





"I ain't that skinny, dumbass..."


"True 'nough... You got a lot more muscle on tha' tall, skinny frame a yers...
'N yer head ain't tha' small... 'n yer neck ain't quite tha' long...
'n yer legs are a helluva lot longer... But the rest of it
sure as hell looks just about right..."


"Ya think so, huh...?"


"You betcha.
Talk about yer 'stoned love'..."


"Stop lookin' at me like that, Hank...
Ya know damn well there's other folks out here...
We seen tha' fella 'n his dog... 'n tha' father 'n his daughter...
'n who knows who else..."


"Okay... okay..."


"But... can ya hold tha' thought
fer later on...?"


"I sure as hell can... Me 'n the Supremes...
'Stoned love... stoned love... oh yeah... I tell ya I ain't got no other...
Stoned love... Oh yeah... Can't ya feel it...? Stoned love... Mmmm Hmmm...
Stoned love... Whoo Ooh Mmmm Hmmm... Stoned love...
Oh yeah'... Or somethin' like tha'..."


"Dumbass."




Later...




"D'ya remember where we parked the truck, Hank...?
I forgot ta look back when we were headin' up..."


"Yep. It's righ' next to a big ol' cottonwood tree..."


"Shit."





"Didn't we do this last time too...?"


"Yep."


"Ya know...
maybe we should get one a them GPS things someday...
How much do they cost...?"


"Way more than you'd wanna pay... Besides...
knowin' exactly where where we are 'n where the truck is all the time
would take all the fun outta it..."


"Says you."




Not that much later...




"Well... the truck weren't half as hard ta find as I thought it'd be...
So's... are ya ready ta get goin', Ed...?"


"Dontcha wanna go up some a them other canyons here...?
'N see some a them ruins 'n whatnot..."


"Nope. Too canyon-y..."


"So's... Lemme guess...
we're headin' ta Monument Valley..."





"Nah... The scenic drive there's real purty...
lotsa wide open spaces 'n all... but I don't wanna be cooped up
in the truck fer tha' long..."


"Then why the hell are we headed this way...?"


"I thought we'd stop 'n see them San Juan River Goosenecks...
We ain't seen 'em in years..."


"I guess it could be a inch or so deeper
than it was last time..."





"'N before ya say it, Ed... yeah... I know it's a big ol' canyon...
but we'll be up above it... where there's plenty a wide open spaces..."


"It is real purty here this time a day..."





"We can even camp here..."


"Wha'...? Where...?"


"Anywhere on the outer edges of this big ol' parkin' lot...
Hell... we can camp right on the rim
if'n ya wanna..."


"Good thing I don't walk in my sleep."


"'N look... they even got deluxe campin' accomodations...
a pit toilet 'n a garbage can 'n a picnic table...
Wha' more could a fella ask fer...?"





"Well... are ya still holdin' tha' thought...?
Ya know... from earlier..."


"I sure am... Ya want me ta let it loose, huh...?"


"Yeah... But we should least-wise wait 'til we get the tent set up..."


"Tent schment... There ain't no one else around... Damn... You musta been thinkin' on this fer a while... Yer as hard as a rock, Ed... 'Stoned love' is righ'... 'I can feel it... Whoo Ooh... Mmmm Hmmm... Stoned love... Oh yeah'..."


"Wait a minute, Hank..."


"Too bad I cain't sing 'n do this at the same time..."


"Yeah tha's a real tragedy... But... c'mon, Hank... hold up a minute..."


"Well... I may not be able ta sing... but I sure as hell can still hum... Hey... where ya goin', Ed..."


"I told ya... I wanna set up the tent first... Other folks could pull up any time... This ain't exactly off the beaten path..."


"Okay... 'N I'll put on some music... ta help spur ya along... Whistle while ya work 'n all..."


"Or you could just help me."


"Sure thing... Right after I put some music on..."


"Just don't put it on too loud... in case somebody else does drive up we don't wanna disturb 'em... 'N don't put on nothin' too... you know... sappy..."


"Wha'...? Ya wanna make sure if'n anyone comes along they'll think we're justa couple a good ol' boys out here drinkin' 'n pinin' fer our womenfolk...? I guess I could put on 'Elvira'... 'El-viii-ra... El-viii-ra... my heart is on fiiire fer El-viii-ra... giddyup boom chicka boom or whatever'... Or I could put on a drinkin' song... 'Chug-a-lug... chug-a-lug... makes ya wanna holler hi dee ho... burns yer tummy dontcha know... Chug-a-lug... chug-a-lug'... I dunno about the use a the word 'tummy' though... tha' don't seem real man-like..."


"Dumbass."


"Hmmm... Lessee what else I got here that ain't too sappy fer ya... Where the hell did this cd come from...? I don't remember buyin' it... Or Iris sendin' it... Maybe Betty left it when she 'n Bill borrowed the truck last week... Well... whosever it is... I'm sure they won't mind if'n we play it... seein' as it's got on it about the least sappy song we got along..."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C21G2OkHEYo



"Sigh... Ya know it's my own damn fault... I shoulda knowed sayin' tha' would just egg ya on."


"You fill up my senses... like a night in a forest..."


"There ain't a tree in sight, dumbass."


"...like the mountains in springtiiime... like a walk in the raaaaain..."


"Okay... okay... I get the idea..."


"...like a storm in the desert... like a really big canyonnn..."


"You are such a dumbass sometimes."


"...you fill up my senses... come fill me agaaaain...."


"Wouldya cut it out already...?"


"...Come let me looove yooou... let me give my life to yooou..."


"I swear... I'm gonna get in tha' truck 'n drive away..."


"...Let me drown in your laaaughter... let me die in your aaaaaarms... (just not fer a long, long time)... let me lay down beside yooou... let me always be with you... Come let me...".


"C'mere, dumbass..."


.......


.......



"Damn, Ed... you kiss me like that right out here in the open 'n anyone drivin' up is gonna figure out real quick-like that it ain't Elvira yer heart's on fire fer..."


"I had ta do somethin' ta shut ya up... it ain't fair ta let the coyotes suffer like tha'... Not ta mention the chipmunks 'n the rattlesnakes 'n the buzzards 'n the scorpions 'n the..."


"You ain't gonna mention 'em, huh...?"


"Nope. So's... Hank..."


"Yeah...?"


"How 'bout we get tha' tent set up...?"


"Yer the boss."


"Yeah. That'll be the day."




---






---




Part 3 is here:
(Well it will be eventually.
After Ed and Hank get back from camping again.)



"If you ain't down here 'n in the damn truck in two minutes
I'm takin' Bill this time instead a you, Hank..."


"Hold yer horses, Ed...
I'll be righ' there..."



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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-11 02:50 pm (UTC)
All the pictures on this post were also taken by Hank or Ed on their March camping trip, except for the cliffdwelling. That one was taken on their camping trip to Natural Bridges National Park a couple of years ago.

Also... It would have been hard to really get lost where Ed and Hank were on this camping trip, but when they're going further afield they always have a compass and topo map. (Don't ever rely soley on GPS.)
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[User Picture]From: not_hathor
2009-05-11 05:07 pm (UTC)
Well, dang! I knew I shoulda gotten an e-mail out to you over the weekend.... I was starting to worry a bit, because we hadn't heard from you all for a while... anyway I was going to mention that if Ed and Hank head out this way (towards Chicago, to see Iris), if they were planning to spend a few extra days in the state of Iowa, I'd be thrilled to meet them at the Scott County courthouse if they needed, oh, I dunno, a witness, or something like that...show them the local sights, that kinda thing....

Bel 'tree'd' the neighbor's cat this morning. She was very full of herself, and didn't want to come in when I had to leave for work. Can't really blame her -- that cat's been teasing her something fierce the past few days.

Love to 'Uncle' Hank and 'Uncle' Ed and cousin 'Blue!


Mary/Dances With Chows
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-24 09:38 pm (UTC)
That was such great news about Iowa! (And Maine and Vermont too!) Hank would love to get Ed to tie the knot in Iowa, the problem is that Ed just wants to do it ONCE and only if it's legal-like where they live. (Ed's very stubborn about this.) Hank has been working overtime trying to convince Ed that it would be a good thing to do even if it wouldn't be legal-like in Utah.

We'll most likely, (but not for sure) be further north and taking I-94 across the country on the way to Chicago, but hopefully Hank will convince Ed by the time we're heading back.

I bet Bel is right proud of herself. (And I can't blame her either since that cat was teasing her so bad.)

Meanwhile we all have all of our fingers crossed for the upcoming California Supreme Court decision that they're supposed to announce on Tuesday...

Love to all there,

'Blue and Hank and Ed
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From: olympiabbm
2009-05-12 01:45 am (UTC)
I`m a little worried about Hank`s drinking, good thing Ed is there to make him realise he needs to be careful. I hope spending time in wide open spaces helps Hank get over the Oscar night incident.

Thank you so much for sharing this trip with us! The pictures were great, those were really beautiful places. Hank thinks he`s losing his sense of humour but he sure made me laugh a lot reading this. I love his signing! Of course, unlike Ed, I can`t hear him so it might help. :D

And I loved the proposals, they were so sweet. I do hope Ed and Hank get the chance to get married some day. And I hope we get to see pictures. :)

Can`t wait for part 3!
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-24 09:48 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed the trip and that they still made you laugh! (And yeah, Ed says you'd definitely be singing a different tune about Hank's singing if you ever heard it. :=)

And don't worry about Hank's drinking. He's doing just fine - what with Ed bossing him around and all. And Hank's still holding out hope that someday him and Ed will be able to tie the knot legal-like in Utah.
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[User Picture]From: graciesdaddy
2009-05-12 02:50 am (UTC)

Wonderful sights!

It's nice to have "special places" to visit with your man.

Y'know... not_hathor has a REALLY good idea about overnighting in Iowa on the way to Chicago. :)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-24 09:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Wonderful sights!

Glad you enjoyed the trip! And yeah, not_hathor definitely has a really good idea about Ed and Hank stopping in Iowa... Now all Hank has to do is convince Ed. (Ed only wants to do it ONCE and only if it's legal-like in their state.)
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[User Picture]From: not_hathor
2009-05-12 12:44 pm (UTC)
Just FYI.... the waiting period in Iowa is three days.... also, Iowa courthouses are closed at least one Friday per month, a 'furlough' day, as a money-saving tactic. Most counties charge a fee for a courthouse wedding, some will do free of charge (other than the license fee).

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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-24 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the details! Hank's still workin' on the convincin'...
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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2009-05-13 03:33 am (UTC)

Fun

Thanks for taking us along on this adventure with such beautiful pictures, Yeah, I have had computer problems also as of late both laptop and desktop and got upset one night and just went and ordered a new laptop then they both started working better then ever. I know that feeling after the bar scene I can understand the feeling of re evaluating life and our fight and plight. I get all excited with all the news as of late like Iowa and Maine and so forth then the stupid HRC sends me an email stating that the mormons are back at it wanting to try prop 8 in those states plus in New York and others so sometimes is it worth the fight then I think it sure is. Even if I don't get to live long enough I would like to think I contributed to the day when everyone could live without this fight. It will happen one day but it is frustrating and it makes me nervous at times as well. Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-24 10:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Fun

Glad you enjoyed the trip! And yeah, Hank's still having some computer problems (and LJ problems), but it mostly seems okay, for the time being anyway, (and the LJ stuff he's figured out how to work around, although it's awkward and annoying). Maybe Hank should try the ordering a new one strategy, although he'd have to fake it, so the old computer would probalby pick up on that and still not cooperate...

We were really happy to hear about Iowa and Maine and Vermont too! Let's just hope the rights are there to stay. Hank was real discouraged there for a while, but he agrees with you that even if they don't live long enough he wants to have contributed to the fight. And it definitely is very frustrating sometimes. (Most of the time.) But you're right - it WILL happen one day.

And our fingers are all crossed for the upcoming California Supreme Court decision about prop 8 that they're supposed to be announcing this Tuesday. Some good news there would be so great...
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[User Picture]From: lara_pinta
2009-05-18 10:41 am (UTC)
First off I have to thank Hank for the wonderful photos – I would love to have the opportunity to do some walking there one day, it looked amazing and I spent a lot of time just looking at them. I love this sort of country and while Australia does not have beautiful canyons like that our desert country is beautiful too and last year I did a 17 day long distance walk near Alice Springs.

My favourite lines were right at the beginning with Hank saying “Fer a man tha’ lives ta work ya sure as hell don’t like ta walk much.” And Ennis’s retort “Fer a man tha’ lives ta sit on his ass ya sure as hell like ta run all over the place when we go campin’…”

Ed not only notices Hank drinking a lot but knows why and does something about in a way that is so Ed – what a loving man he is.

I will never get tired of reading about Ed and Hank they are just too adorable and too much fun for that.

Thanks so much for the new chapter.
Lorna
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-24 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! So glad you enjoyed their trip! And luckily for Hank, once he manages to get Ed out there Ed ends up liking it just fine... walking and all.

Hank has seen some beautiful photos of Australia and would LOVE to go to there someday too. That 17 day long distance walk must have been amazing! Hank's been meaning to start working on Ed about traveling further afield than they have been, although he should have started sooner 'cause that could take a while... (And they don't have a lot of money, but Hank figures they travel cheap as can be here so they can manage it elsewhere too.)

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From: bentgyro
2009-05-22 05:03 am (UTC)
You're writing is always so delightful and I enjoy each chapter so much! I just come back from a cruise to Alaska and it was so beautiful, much like your vacation. I have to say that I am proud to be a Canadian and that we have gay marriage! And I always make sure to tell as many people as I can, especially if it annoys them!
Thank you!
HT
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2009-05-24 11:32 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed Ed and Hank's camping trip! Your cruise to Alaska must have been amazing! Hank would LOVE to take a cruise to Alaska someday. Now if only he can convince Ed...

And hear's to Canada! It's so great that you have gay marriage. Keep telling (and annoying) as many people as you can!
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