Seven days from now Danimal and I will be on a plane headed to Montana + Wyoming for a week’s worth of epic adventuring with Meg + Jonathan (aka The Robs)! I knew the trip was going to be awesome when this was the meal at our trip planning brunch. JRob is quite the chef.
Even before the brunch, Meg + I had begun fantasizing about all of the outfit possibilities. I mean this trip just screams riding boots, puffy vests, and plaid shirts. It was time to start shopping.
Me: I need to buy some plaid shirts.
Dan: No you don’t. Plaid is out of style.
Me: Plaid is timeless. Just ask Ralph Lauren.
I would also like to take this opportunity to give a serious shout out to Land’s End. If it wasn’t for them (and their fab sale), Meg and I would have had nothing to
wear buy for this trip. That ‘Fresh Clover Vest’ is a Land’s End staple. They also have customer service reps that answer after one ring. I was so unprepared for this quality of service, that I had taken a bite of food expecting it to be at least 10 minutes before I spoke to an actual human. Bravo… Land’s End. Bravo.
Given that we will be fly-fishing and hiking for several days, we all came to the same conclusion. Zip-off pants. REI here we come. REI is another outdoor clothing and gear wonderland. If any pair of zip-off pants (anywhere) were actually flattering, that is the only way the shopping excursion could have improved. Again… A+ customer service. Maybe I have just been shopping at the wrong stores.
The one thing I didn’t get at REI that I wanted was a back pack. Dan still doesn’t think I need one… see an earlier conversation below. (Don’t worry, I WILL be bringing a back pack.) The following conversation ensued when Dan and I were discussing what we needed to buy for the trip:
Me: I need to buy a backpack for this trip.
Dan: Why do you need a backpack?
Me: For my camera, snacks, candy, and bear spray.
Dan: Why do you need bear spray?
Me: Because I’m pretty sure I’m the slowest person in the group.
Assuming I don’t actually get eaten by a bear, I will be blogging throughout. I hope Yellowstone is ready for us.
Photo Credits: Land’s End and Natalie Dee.