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A Cowboy Christmas adventure

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posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 06:49 PM
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In a few hours I begin a trek that I have been putting off for years.

Christmas with family.

As a person that spent quite a lot of time in the military, along with getting degrees in engineering/science I am the black sheep of the family.

I didn't go into business.

I just became, as my mother so aptly puts it, a mechanic.

And, believe it or not. . . . my views are seen as "liberal" to my family.

So I am a liberal mechanic.

Now I am getting on in years, my family is getting on in years. Probably be dying soon, at least some of us. So it was brought up to spend Christmas together.

In the mountains.

(Donner party, anyone?)

A week spent in cabins, doing outside things like skiing, dog sledding, aggravating arthritis, frostbite, and seeing who can catch pneumonia first!

Since there is no television, no movie theatres, no bars, no entertainment but possibly wifi. . . . I will begin to journal my trek into the wilderness.

My only hope is that I will be eaten by a bear before the week is out.




posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 06:51 PM
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Aren't bears hibernating now?

You are doomed



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Get your liberal arse up to the mountains and enjoy some time with your family!!! If they wish to treat you as cousin Eddie, then by all means...act the part!!


Seriously though, make a few memories whilst you can. We aren't here forever!



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: Indigent

A brother suggested I purchase bbq as a frostbite and bear repellant.

He will be the first to go. . . I have a degree in engineering. . . . I think I can trigger an appropriate avalanche.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: Indigent
Aren't bears hibernating now?

You are doomed


There is always Big Foot!

DBC: Just practice sounding like a wounded baby moose.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I know.

I wish I could say it will be great, but I'm thinking after day 3. . . I'll just quit taking my heart pills out of spite.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT


DBC: Just practice sounding like a wounded baby moose.


If I survive this. . . . you're on the list as well.




posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


you know what it's like...

your all sitting around the family table
about to eat this poor hiker
Lucy's playing his usual tricks
Lilith drinking all the booze
the 12 dukes are arguing over their presents
and your asked to give a toast
because your brother satan is too drunk
praying for forgiveness in the corner

bloody holidays eh ?



edit on 19-12-2016 by kibric because: boo



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: kibric

That's just like a Norman Rockwell painting!



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:08 PM
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'No bars'


You poor bastard. I am almost tempted to FedEx you a 1.5L of bourbon.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: kibric

That's just like a Norman Rockwell painting!

More like Norman Bates.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:10 PM
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Pack well. Bourbon won't freeze, so it's a good choice.
maybe some food too, but not as important.

And have fun. Maybe you could wear your "I'm with her" t shirt to show off your liberal side.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

'No bars'


You poor bastard. I am almost tempted to FedEx you a 1.5L of bourbon.


He won't need it, but there is this guy I know who could........



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: network dude

It's on it's way.

I hope you like Ole Dirty Sox brand.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


So I am a liberal mechanic.

Does that mean you drive a Prius and break things on purpose in order to fix them better?



This was me preparing dinner last Christmas...

This year, hardly anyone responded to my invitation.

Strange...



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


Be sure to pack lots of booze.
After you have that taken care of everything else will be less painful.




posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: network dude

I'm going to tell them the electoral college is stupid then run, hopefully into a pack of wolves.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Just walk in the door extremely drunk, and extremely naked. They'll probably leave you alone long enough to break something that you can fix and save the day, trip, whatever.. Good luck.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

'No bars'


You poor bastard. I am almost tempted to FedEx you a 1.5L of bourbon.


This place?

Yeti avoid it.

Canadians think it's too cold and dangerous.



posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: Natas0114
Just walk in the door extremely drunk, and extremely naked.


I believe DB calls that 'Wednesday'.



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