Sunday, January 6, 2008

These boots were made for walkin'

These hiking boots have served me well over the years. Since I found them at Mountain Equipment Co-op fourteen years ago, they've tramped all over the North Shore mountains, the Stawamus Chief, the Okanagan & Manning Park. They were my snow boots for the once or twice a year that I'd need them here on the West Coast. I've strapped them into snowshoes on Cypress & covered them with gaiters to toboggan in Whistler. Yes, they've had a long & happy life.

So why am I writing about them in the house blog, you may ask? Because they gave their lives in our quest for real estate. I wore them the last time to tromp through the slush on the day after The Big Snowstorm (15cm of snow in Vancouver... My God!) when Traci & I went to all the house showings she'd booked that day. These boots kept my feet warm--though unfortunately not dry--through the trek all over Mount Pleasant & Riley Park. They may be a good part of the reason we got the house for under asking price with no other offers on the table: many of the other people booked to see the house on Sunday cancelled due to the weather.

Goodbye, boots!

1 comment:

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